Attorney Aaron Brooks from the Rockford law firm of Holstrom and Kennedy gave us the ins and outs of copyright law at our February 11th meeting. While you can’t copyright ideas, copyright law protects the expression of ideas in your own way (book, short story, poem, painting, photograph, etc.). Aaron explained the differences between patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets and how these apply to writers. He was very informative and had a terrific sense of humor. For more information about Aaron’s lecture, click here to see my attached notes.