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For over 30 years, Evan has been a publishing professional, with an admittedly strange life-long focus on explaining copyright law and applications to non-lawyer audiences. Evan received his MA in English from the University of Illinois-Urbana, and his JD from DePaul University in Chicago, both a very very long time ago.

From 1995 to 2008, Evan was an editor, writer, and Publisher/Vice-President of Product Development at Kaplan Professional Publishing. While at Kaplan,  he  wrote articles and gave regular formal presentations about copyright law to industry audiences of real estate agents, educators, and regulators.

At the IEEE Computer Society, from 2008 to 2018, Evan was Director of Products & Services, overseeing more than thirty magazines, scholarly journals and books on computer science, plus dozens of international conferences. At IEEE, Evan continued to speak on copyright issues at conferences in the US and abroad, contributed copyright and plagiarism chapters to a technical writing book, and helped lead the development of licensing and open access policies.

After retiring from the publishing world, Evan taught copyright and trademark classes for the Art Institute of Las Vegas, and an online criminal intellectual property course at Arizona State University. Copyright for Creatives is his seventh book, and his first book entirely dedicated to copyright law.

Evan lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with his husband and cat, and is a creative person himself: he has been publishing and displaying his own odd photography for many years.

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