Category Archives: Copyright

All About Copyright Notices

New publishers and self-published authors often have questions about a seemingly simple task:  drafting the copyright notice. Copyright, of course, is a form of protection provided by U.S. and international law to owners of “original works of authorship.”  Most writers (and readers) are aware a copyright notice bestows important intellectual property rights upon the owner, … Continue reading All About Copyright Notices

Bankruptcy Clauses In Publishing Agreements

Many publishing agreements include bankruptcy clauses to protect the author, for example:  In the event of the bankruptcy, insolvency or liquidation of the Publisher, this Agreement shall terminate and all rights granted to the Publisher shall revert to the Author automatically and without the necessity of any demand or notification. Sounds good. But is it  … Continue reading Bankruptcy Clauses In Publishing Agreements