Megan D. Scott is an entertainment lawyer who’s goals are to help writers and others in the entertainment field to protect themselves. You can learn more about her practice here.
Megan is out to change the public’s view of lawyers and her bubbly personality is a great start. One thing she repeated over-and-over was, “Plan for the highest level of success.” You could be the next J. K. Rowling and you want to have yourself and your work covered correctly from the beginning.
She discussed contracts, copyrights and what to do to protect your work. She also stressed that even though some sites on the internet offer free artwork or photography it may not really be copyright free. The best way to be safe is to do it yourself. Good faith isn’t good enough in the legal world.
The best part of hearing a speaker like this is it makes one aware of the possibilities. You might not ever be in need of the protection or reach a level where others will be out to get you but it is always best to be aware.
A selfie with Megan and the listeners.