Publishing Law is a comprehensive guide to the law as it affects the publishing process. Written by the Copyright Counsel of the Publishers Association and a practising solicitor with many years experience of the publishing trade, this work will serve as a comprehensive handbook for all those who need a practical understanding of where and how the law may apply, including publishers, authors and agents, and all those involved with published material.
Hugh Jones and Christopher Benson address a range of key legal issues in the publishing process, including:
moral rights, commissioning and contracts, including online and e-book issues
- libel and other legal risks such as negligence, privacy and obscenity
- infringement and defences such as fair dealing, trademarks and passing off
- consumer law, data protection, advertising and promotion,
distribution and export
This fully updated fourth edition features:
- full coverage of electronic rights and e-commerce issues
- up to date coverage of changes in EU and UK legislation, including the Digital Economy Act 2010
Legal points are explained with reference to important statutes, cases and relevant trade practices. A revised glossary, lists of useful addresses and further reading are also provided.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)|
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Law, and Original Works 1. Publishing and the Law 2. Copyright 3. Other Rights of Authors and Publishers Part 2: Commissioning: Publishing Contracts 4. Author Contracts 5. Other Contracts Part 3: Delivery, Editing and Obligations on Publication 6. Delivery, Editing and Obligations on Publication Part 4: Publish and be Damned 7. Defamation and other Risks 8. Copyright Infringement 9. Trade Marks and Passing Off Part 5: Sales and Marketing 10. Sale of Goods and Consumer Protection 11. Advertising and Promotion 12. Distribution and Export. Appendix A: A to Z Glossary of Legal Terms. Appendix B: Useful Addresses. Appendix C: Further Reading and Sources