Publishing Law

Publishing Law

by Hugh Jones, Christopher Benson
     
 

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Jones and Benson address a range of key legal issues: confidential information, copyright, moral rights, commissioning and contracts, editing and production, defamation, libel and other legal risks. Legal points are explained with reference to important statutes, cases and relevant trade practices.

The fully updated second edition includes to-the-minute coverage

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Overview

Jones and Benson address a range of key legal issues: confidential information, copyright, moral rights, commissioning and contracts, editing and production, defamation, libel and other legal risks. Legal points are explained with reference to important statutes, cases and relevant trade practices.

The fully updated second edition includes to-the-minute coverage of issues affecting electronic rights and e-commerce, as well as changes in legislation. A revised glossary and list of useful addresses are also provided.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A veteran lawyer specializing in the area offers a guide to European Union law as it affects publishing and copyrights. He addresses such issues as confidential information, moral rights, commissioning and contracts, editing and productions, obscenity, official secrets, distribution, and export. He includes a list of useful addresses but no bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
"...this is a wonderful and indispensable book. Would that we had treatments of other aspects of publishing to this standard. There are a few, but not many. This book is probably the king." Anthony Watkinson, The Publishers Association

'Jones and Benson is the best book on publishing law available and is a must for all serious students of the profession as well as a necessary refresher and aide-memoire for all practising publishing professionals.' - Professor Iain Stevenson, Centre for Publishing, University College London, UK

'A highly useful and informative handbook to the world of publishing law' - Angus Phillips, Director, The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, Oxford Brookes University, UK

'You would imagine that any book with the word 'law' in the title might be guaranteed to be a dry read. Not so Publishing Law. The language is clear, the law made clear and above all it is an approachable text. This new edition explains the Digital Economy Act 2010, making it a 'must read' for all involved in publishing.' - Jane Moody, Head of Publications, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136875779
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Hugh Jones recently retired as Copyright Counsel to The Publishers Association. A qualified solicitor, he worked in publishing for fifteen years, for law publishers Sweet and Maxwell and reference publishers Macmillan Press, before practising for eight years as a publishing and copyright lawyer at City law firm Taylor Joynson Garrett (now Taylor Wessing). He writes and lectures regularly, and was for many years Treasurer of the British Copyright Council.

Christopher Benson is a solicitor at City law firm Taylor Wessing. He has been practising for over 20 years as an intellectual property lawyer. He has considerable experience in the fields of publishing and copyright and also advises on all aspects of intellectual property law, both contentious and non-contentious, including copyright protection, trade mark protection and passing off, brand management, licensing, merchandising, sponsorship, franchising and advertising. He is a regular writer and lecturer on intellectual property matters.

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