Category Archives: Litigation

Author’s Guild Lawsuit

The Author’s Guild has become quite litigious in recent years.  The Guild’s lawsuit against Google for its Google Books project continues, and will go to trial sometime next year.  Meanwhile, the Guild, along with Australian and Canadian authors’ organizations and eight individual authors, has filed another high-profile lawsuit, this time against the HathiTrust, a partnership … Continue reading Author’s Guild Lawsuit

Q&A: Liability Insurance For Self-Published Novel

Q.   I have decided to self-publish one of my out-of-print novels.  Do I need liability insurance? A.  Maybe.  Some background: when your book originally was published, your publisher (unless a VERY small press) carried “media perils” insurance  protecting against claims of infringement of copyright, trademark, title, slogan or other misappropriation, libel, invasion of privacy or … Continue reading Q&A: Liability Insurance For Self-Published Novel

Do You Need Liability Insurance?

  I have decided to self-publish one of my out-of-print novels.  Do I need liability insurance? A.  Maybe.  Some background: when your book originally was published, your publisher (unless a VERY small press) carried “media perils” insurance  protecting against claims of infringement of copyright, trademark, title, slogan or other misappropriation, libel, invasion of privacy or … Continue reading Do You Need Liability Insurance?