Contracts and Rights for Writers

By Trina Ha

4 July 2008 (Fri)
10.00am - 1.00pm

Agatha Room, Level 3
Toa Payoh Public Library
6 Toa Payoh Central, Singapore 319191

Course Fee: $95.00

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This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of contract law. Participants will also learn to understand and identify the different rights that exist in publishing and the relevant clauses in publishing contracts.


I. Introduction to Contract Law

  •  What constitutes a legally binding agreement
  •  Documenting the agreement

II. Publishing Rights

  •  Grant of Rights
  •  Assignment vs. Licensing
  •  Subsidiary/Ancillary Rights
  •  Sample clauses in publishing contracts


Writers, Editors, Publishers and anyone who has the task of drafting contracts

About the trainer: Trina Ha

Trina Ha

Ms Trina Ha is a legal counsel at the IP Academy. Previously in legal practice, she specialised in matters involving the protection, management and exploitation of intellectual property rights in various industries including the media, telecommunications, internet, F&B, retail and fashion sectors.  She was also at one point legal counsel with the Media Development Authority of Singapore where she drafted, reviewed and negotiated the contracts for the Authority’s range of investments in film, television, animation and game development and production.  She has conducted talks and customized workshops on intellectual property rights for various companies, organisations and institutes of higher learning. Ms Ha co-authored the volume on Media Law published by Butterworths as the first title in the series of Singapore Precedents and Forms.  During her time in legal practice, she was ranked annually since 2007 in the intellectual property industry and TMT industry by the Asia Pacific Legal 500. 

Registration Details

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation of workshop, two weeks before the workshop date.

All ALAP workshops serve tea-breaks and provide course handouts.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances ( E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us later than two weeks before the workshop date will receive a 50 % refund. Participants can also opt to attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.