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Licensing Work for a Collection

Co-author Gerald M. Levine Including a work in a collection or compilation depends on who owns the copyright and the licensing terms if the work is owned by the author. Compilations of like works or genres may be a goal eagerly sought by authors. Collections may be under a publisher’s control.  Internet compilations may be […]

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Literary Agent’s Entitlement to Commission

Co-author, Gerald M. Levine Literary agents stand in relation to authors as adventurers to booty: payday depends on placing literary works and licensing rights. Their entitlement to commission is contingent. They earn their commissions by placing authors’ works with publishers and promoters capable of exploiting their economic value. Commission is spread over the economic life […]

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Collective Work (Compilation) (Q & A)

What do I need to know about copyright on a collective work?  One of my stories is being reprinted in an anthology? Unless you have signed an assignment, you do not lose your copyright. I assume that this grant is non-exclusive and you are not prevented from having the story reproduced by yourself or others. […]

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