"I can't understand how anyone gets through the day without a law degree" - Ruth Gundle, Eighth Mountain Press
Publishing a magazine exposes you to a host of legal responsibilities. Even if at the beginning everyone associated with your magazine is a volunteer, and it's published out of your garage, there will still be some areas of law that affect you - libel, for example, or copyright, possibly zoning regulations.
TEN COMMON COPYRIGHT PERMISSION MYTHS By Attorney Lloyd J. Jassin
Although the First Amendment may appear unconditional on its face, the right to speak and write freely has never been absolute. Intellectual property rights often prevail over an author's "creative license."