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Introduction Section I: The Writer's Words Chapter 1: The Freedom to Write Political Speech Judicial Proceedings Commercial Speech Pornography Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions Chapter 2: Privacy, Defamation, and Other Content Issues Privacy Rights Commercial Appropriation Defamation Negligence Chapter 3: Copyright What is Copyright? Ownership What Can Be Copyrighted? Trademark Issues Chapter 4: Creating and Transferring Copyrights Creation of Copyrights Transferring Copyrights Duration of Copyright Copyright Duration Chart Copyright Notice Registration of Copyrights Chapter 5: Copyright Infringement Infringement Fair Use Chapter 6: Access to Information The Freedom of Information Act State Public Information Laws Access to People and Places Recording Interviews Seeking Help Section II: The Writer's Relationships Chapter 7: Contracts Offers Acceptance Consideration Form of Contracts Capacity to Contract Acceptable Form for Written Contracts Illegal Contracts and LIterary Profits Laws Unconscionability Remedies Chapter 8: Publishers Protocol Legal Aspectss of Submissions Misappropriation Dealing with Common Issues Chapter 9: Literary Agents Fees The Duties Between Agent and Client Termination of Agency Agent Contracts Chapter 10: Book Contracts Advances Royalties Format and Content of the Manuscript Alterations Publication Revisions Copyright Subsidiary Rights Warranty and Indemnity Covenants Not to Compete Termination and REversion Option Clause Multiple-Book Contracts Author's Manuscript Arbitration Authorship Credit, Free Copies and Writer Purchases Agency Clause Boilerplate Provisions Chapter 11: The Magazine Contract One-Time Publication Serial Rights Time Period for Publication REpublication or Adaptation of a Work Kill Fees Other Clauses Chapter 12: Alternatives to Mainstream Publishers Vanity and Print-On-Demand Presses Self-Publishing E-book Publishers Chapter 13: Working with Other People Scopre of the Agreement Warranty and Indemnification Term of Agreement Ownership of Rights Manuscript Issues Expenses Compensation Use of Material Termination Death or Incapacity Dispute Resolution Boilerplate Terms Chapter 14: The World Wide Web Increased Magnitude for Problems Opportunities Using the Web to Evaluate Publishers, Agents, and Editorial Services Section III: The Writer's Business Chapter 15: Writing as a Business Sole Proprietorship Partnerships and Other Collaborations Unintended Partners The Limited Partnership The Corporation The Limited Liability Company Limited Liability Partnership Precautions for Minority Owners Formalities Consulting an Attorney Chapter 16: Keeping Taxes Low Qualifying for Business Deductions The Home Office Deduction Other Business Expenses Charitable Deductions Grants, Prizes, and Awards Deferring and Spreading Income Chapter 17: The Writer's Estate The Will Distributing Property Outside the Will Estate Taxes Professional Estate Planning Chapter 18: Avoiding and Resolving Disputes Prudence and Common Sense Preventive Law Resolving Disputes in General Going to Court Selecting an Attorney Glossary Appendix: Internet Resources Index About the Authors
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Law -- United States.
Authors and publishers -- United States.
Press law -- United States.