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.