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Publishers Legal Hotline

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"We recognize the need in business today to have access to quick answers to complex questions related to legal issues. To this end, ECPA has contracted with industry legal expert Brian Flagler and Flagler Law Group to provide our members with access to legal answers."
Stan Jantz, ECPA Executive Director

ECPA Publishers Legal Hotline
is a service designed to provide ECPA members in the U.S. with ready access to an experienced publishing law firm regarding questions in the following Scope of Service:
  • Publishing rights
  • Questions regarding agreements with authors
  • Copyright law
  • Trademark law
  • Digital publishing and eBooks
  • Infringement
  • Text and image permissions
  • Libel/defamation
  • Antitrust, including Robinson-Patman Act (price discrimination)
  • Marketing and advertising clearance
  • Subsidiary rights licensing
  • Foreign translation licensing

Eligibility and Fees
The ECPA Publishers Legal Hotline is intended for use by new ECPA members and smaller ECPA houses which do not currently have access to experienced publishing counsel. To help guide these members as they establish their publishing procedures, navigate rights issues, and encounter other questions within the Scope of Service, Flagler Law Group offers to answer questions posed by subscribers via phone or email. A subscriber’s questions may use a total of up to five (5) hours of attorney time. Flagler Law Group makes its attorneys available to offer these hotline services at a Thirty Percent (30%) discount off of their regular rates.

Using the ECPA Publishers Legal Hotline Service
Organizations subscribing to the ECPA Publishers Legal Hotline service will have access to the hotline via phone or email. Answers will be returned to the organization the same business day if possible or latest the following business day, with the exception of limited office closures communicated in advance via email to subscribers. Matters that require research or specialized expertise from the national affiliate network will receive an acknowledgment and an estimated response time.

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