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When Does “In Book Form” Include Grant of EBook Rights?

Co-author Gerald M. Levine In agreeing to publish a work publishers typically demand author “grant and assign” an exclusive license to “print, publish and sell” the work for the “term of copyright and all continuations, extensions, and renewals thereof” in stipulated languages and territories. In modern publishing agreements the language is clear that the grant […]

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Who Owns the Copyright in a Commissioned Work? (Q & A)

I’m a freelance writer.  I’ve just completed a manual for a business group.  Our agreement is that the group will publish and distribute the manual to its members.  I intend to use the manual in my own workshop.  Can I copyright the work in my own name? You did no say whose name will appear […]

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