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Author Law A to Z : A Desktop Guide to Writers' Rights and Responsibilities - Sallie Randolph

Author Law A to Z

A Desktop Guide to Writers' Rights and Responsibilities

Paperback Published: 6th September 2005
ISBN: 9781931868266
Number Of Pages: 350

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From authors to editors, literary agents to journalists, anyone who works with words confronts an astonishing variety of legal puzzles and perils. This easy-to-use guide to writers' rights and responsibilities will help users navigate this legal maze and work more profitably. Part legal dictionary, part publishing encyclopedia and chock-full of helpful how-to advice, Author Law A to Z addresses key concepts in the publishing field. Styled as a series of alphabetical entries, this reference book makes it easy for readers to locate answers to specific questions, get help with a particular problem, or simply browse an array of fascinating entries for greater professional knowledge. Topics include all the major legal issues related to the business of writing and publishing. Entries are extensively cross-referenced for maximum usefulness and most are supplemented with charts, checklists, sidebars, boxes, tips, profiles, case summaries, sample letters, contracts, forms, and other illustrative material.

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"Finally, a comprehensive, accessible book that the non-lawerly minded can turn to for guidance on how to protect and market one's creative work. The authors bring light and clarity to the often-arcane world of copyright and publishing. This book is highly recommended for legal practitioners, creative folk, and students of the law alike. An important and remarkable accomplishment!" - Shubha Ghosh, Professor of Law, Intellectual Property Program, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law"

Table of Casesp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
How to Use This Bookp. xiii
Abridgement to Authorship Creditp. 1
Back Matter to Bundle of Rightsp. 67
Cable Act of 1984 to Cybersquattingp. 113
Damages to Due Diligencep. 158
Earn Out to Exhibitp. 179
Failure of Consideration to Future Technologiesp. 186
Galley Proofs to Group Registrationp. 205
Hardcover to Hyperlinkp. 212
Imprint to ISBNp. 214
Joint Accounting to Juvenile Booksp. 220
Kill Feep. 223
Laws to Lyricsp. 224
Magazine to Musical Worksp. 232
National Association of Science Writers to Notice and Takedownp. 238
Obscenity to Over the Transomp. 245
Packager to Punitive Damagesp. 251
Queryp. 269
Recitals to Royalty-Free Salesp. 270
Sampling to Syndicationp. 278
Takedown to Trespass for Reportersp. 296
U.S. Government Publications to Uruguay Roundp. 311
VARA to Volunteer Lawyers for the Artsp. 316
Waiver to Writers Guild of Americap. 322
X-Rated to X-Rayp. 344
Young Adult Booksp. 346
Zapruder Filmp. 347
About the Authorsp. 349
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ISBN: 9781931868266
ISBN-10: 1931868263
Series: Capital Ideas Book
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 6th September 2005
Publisher: CAPITAL BOOKS INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 15.55  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54

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