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Unintended Perils of Collaboration from Ambiguous and Incomplete Agreements

Co-author Gerald M. Levine Literary collaboration is a marriage of convenience. There are perils in ambiguous and incomplete agreements. The parties have to preliminarily agree to their separate and joint responsibilities for the completion and submission of their work. What they think they know and can trust about each other is likely to be more […]

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Claiming Joint Ownership of Copyright

Co-author, Gerald M. Levine Claiming joint ownership of copyright signifies a collaboration beyond making suggestions or performing editorial services.  This is clear in the definition of the relationship in the Copyright Act of 1976, Sec. 101.  A “joint work” is “work prepared by two or more authors with the intention that their contributions be merged […]

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