Copyrights: Maximize Benefits, Minimize Risks | Houston Center SBDC

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Houston Center SBDC, 1455 West Loop South, Suite 900, Houston, Texas 77027

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Join us as an Intellectual Property attorney shares with you how to optimize the protection of your business, and you personally, with copyrights. She will address actions to take to steer clear of copyright violations, and if accused, some defensive steps to take. She will also discuss pro bono programs available to certain qualified individuals or businesses.  


  • A copyright owner’s rights under U.S. Copyright Law
  • Why and when to register copyrights
  • Who owns copyrights and how to transfer some, or all, rights 
  • Defensive maneuvers

This workshop is designed for individuals, including authors, photographers, and small business owners interested in maximizing their options under U.S. Copyright Law, while minimizing their risks of liability for violating another’s copyright. Particular attention will be given to copyright issues in electronic media, including the internet.


Anne Culotta, PhD, MBA, JD, LLM, Attorney, Culotta Law Firm, PLLC

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Each person attending an event must have their own account. Multiple people may not register under one account.

The SBDC reserves the right to cancel a class for insufficient enrollment, weather emergencies, and other unforeseen circumstances. Should a cancellation occur, we will use the email you provided to contact you.

Preregistration is highly recommended. If an event is canceled or postponed and you have not preregistered, we will not be able to contact you.

If you choose to register at the door, you will need your mobile device to complete your registration otherwise you will not be allowed to attend.

Satisfactory meeting room temperatures are difficult to maintain. Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort.

No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the workshop.

Only service animals allowed - If you need to bring a service animal with you to a workshop please contact us ahead of time.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Houston Center SBDC at (713) 752-8488 for accommodations, or if you have questions about this class.


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