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The writer's legal guide

Author: Tad Crawford; Tony Lyons
Publisher: New York : Allworth Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The second edition of this widely praised legal guide answers virtually every question a writer is likely to face concerning his or her rights and the law. Revised and updated to cover recent developments, this book is an invaluable addition to every successful writer's library. Coverage includes: gaining and keeping copyrights; copyright registration and deposit; works for hire and joint works; infringement, fair  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crawford, Tad, 1946-
Writer's legal guide.
New York : Allworth Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)665219669
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tad Crawford; Tony Lyons
ISBN: 1581150040 9781581150049
OCLC Number: 40578203
Description: xxii, 305 pages : forms ; 23 cm
Contents: ch. 1. The business of writing --
ch. 2. Copyright: gaining and keeping protection --
ch. 3. Copyright: registration and deposit --
ch. 4. Copyright: works for hire and joint works --
ch. 5. Copyright: infringement, fair use, and permissions --
ch. 6. Copyright: past and present --
ch. 7. Other rights of the writer --
ch. 8. The limits of expression --
ch. 9. The Freedom of Information Act --
ch. 10. Contracts: an introduction --
ch. 11. Negotiating book contracts --
ch. 12. Magazines and syndication --
ch. 13. Dramatic productions, films, and television --
ch. 14. Electronic rights and new media --
ch. 15. Agents and agency contracts --
ch. 16. Collaboration agreements --
ch. 17. Packagers --
ch. 18. Vanity presses and self-publication --
ch. 19. Taxes: income and expenses --
ch. 20. Taxes: beyond Schedule C --
ch. 21. The hobby loss challenge --
ch. 22. The writer's estate --
ch. 23. Grants and public support for writers --
ch. 24. How to avoid or resolve disputes.
Responsibility: Tad Crawford, Tony Lyons.

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"The second edition of this widely praised legal guide answers virtually every question a writer is likely to face concerning his or her rights and the law. Revised and updated to cover recent developments, this book is an invaluable addition to every successful writer's library. Coverage includes: gaining and keeping copyrights; copyright registration and deposit; works for hire and joint works; infringement, fair use, and permissions; libel and invasion of privacy; the Freedom of Information Act; contracts; magazines and syndication; electronic rights and new media; agents and agency contracts; vanity presses and self-publication; grants and public support for writers; collaboration; and taxes and estate planning."--Jacket.

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