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Writer's Guide to Copyright and Law By Helen Shay

Writer's Guide to Copyright and Law by Helen Shay

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Summary

The law is of great significance to you as a writer. In this book, you will learn what rights you have as a writer and how to enjoy them, and what obligations you have and how to comply with them. You will discover how to avoid legal pitfalls and in the event that you find yourself in a legal entanglement, how to remedy the situation.

Writer's Guide to Copyright and Law Summary

Writer's Guide to Copyright and Law: Learn What Rights You Have as a Writer and How to Enjoy Them; What Obligations You Have, and How to Comply with Them by Helen Shay

The law is of great significance to you as a writer. It can work to your advantage or to your disadvantage. It can help you or hinder you. The best way to ensure that you get the most out of the law is to have knowledge of it. With this book you will learn what rights you have as a writer and how to enjoy them, and what obligations you have and how to comply with them. You will discover how to avoid legal pitfalls and in the event that you find yourself in a legal entanglement, how to remedy the situation. Specifically, this book will show you: what copyright is and how the law protects you; how to preserve your copyright and avoid infringing that of others; what libel is and how it can affect you; how to avoid libellous writing and defend yourself from legal action should the need arise; what is required for a binding contract, and how to enter into and get out of one with your publisher; how to understand advances, royalties and rights; how to deal with your literary estate; and what other legal issues may arise and how to manage them. With the help of this book you will become confident in your knowledge of the law as it applies to you before, during and after publication.

Writer's Guide to Copyright and Law Reviews

"'Clear, no-nonsense style...no jargon or waffle - just sound common sense advice.' Alison Chisholm, BBC Radio Merseyside 'Very informative and useful - I wish our legal editors could manage to put their books into such plain language.' Barnes & Taylor Solicitors"

About Helen Shay

Helen Shay is a solicitor who has also tutored in business law. She is a published write of short stories and plays, and is a member of the Society of Authors and Society of Women Writers and Journalists.

Table of Contents

1. What use are your rights?; 2. Using your copyright; 3. Utilising material; 4. Avoiding libel; 5. Entering a contract; 6. Getting out of a contract; 7. Getting paid; 8. Sorting out other problems; 9. Appreciating legal aspects of self-publishing; 10. Dealing with your literary estate

Additional information

GOR005209992
Writer's Guide to Copyright and Law: Learn What Rights You Have as a Writer and How to Enjoy Them; What Obligations You Have, and How to Comply with Them by Helen Shay
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2005-06-24
104
1857039912
9781857039917
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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