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Copyright Law for Writers, Editors and Publishers

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An introductory text on copyright law for editors, authors and publishers working with text and pictures, including guidance on economic rights for freelance writers, and how to manage content posted online.
Gillian Davies
Published Date
21 November 2011


This accessible guide to copyright law is an introduction for authors, editors, publishers and all those working with online content: both words and pictures. Packed with examples of real-life case law and interviews with publishing and legal professionals, this is a refreshingly practical approach to understanding this confusing but well-trodden topic.

While debunking many myths and common errors, the author tackles such essential issues as: what is copyright? What should I know about it? How can I avoid legal issues associated with plagiarism, libel or infringing copyright? What if my own copyright is infringed? How can I make more money out of my published books and articles? How do I clear permission for quoting words and lyrics? How do I best work alongside others in the publishing sector to avoid problems in future?

This is a companion guide to Copyright Law for Artists, Photographers and Designers.