Publishing Law is an authoritative and engaging guide to a wide range of legal issues affecting publishing today.
Hugh Jones and Christopher Benson present readers with clear and accessible guidance to the complex legal areas specific to the ever evolving world of contemporary publishing, including copyright, moral rights, contracts and licensing, privacy, confidentiality, defamation, infringement and trademarks, with analysis of legal issues relating to sales, advertising, marketing, distribution and competition.
This new fifth edition presents updated coverage of the key principles of copyright , as well as new copyright exceptions, licensing and open access. There is also further in-depth coverage of the legal issues around the sale of digital content.
Key features of the fifth edition include:
Part I: The law, and original works; 1. Publishing and the law; 2. Copyright I – Key Principles; 3. Copyright II – Copyright Exceptions, Licensing and Open Access; 4. Other rights of authors and publishers; Part II: Commissioning: publishing contracts; 5. Author contracts; 6. Other contracts; Part III: Delivery, editing and obligations on publication; 7. Delivery, editing and obligations on publication; Part IV: Publish and be damned; 8. Defamation and other risks; 9. Confidentiality and privacy; 10. Copyright infringement; 11. Trade marks and passing off; Part V: Sales and supply; 12. Sale of goods, digital content and consumer protection; 13. Advertising and marketing; 14. Distribution and export