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Publishing law

Publishing law

Jones, Hugh (Solicitor), author; Benson, Christopher (Solicitor), author

An accessible introductory guide to the law as it affects the publishing industry. Written by publishing and copyright solicitors with many years experience, it contains an up-to-date evaluation of EEC law and new copyright legislation. 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: updated coverage of EU and UK copyright, including a new chapter on copyright exceptions following the significant changes in the 2014 Regulations Comprehensive coverage of publishing contracts with authors, as well as with other providers, including translators, contributors and contracts for subsidiary rights up to date coverage of the Defamation Act 2013, and other changes to EU and UK legislation exploration of the legal issues relating to digital publishing, including eBook and other electronic agreements, data protection and online issues in relation to privacy, and copyright infringement a range of summary checklists on key issues, ranging from copyright ownership to promotion and data protection useful appendices offering an A to Z glossary of legal terms and lists of useful address and further reading

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Fifth edition.
Published London: Routledge, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Hugh Jones and Christopher Benson
ISBN: 1317570987, 9781317570981
Note: Previous edition: 2011.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 400 pages
Subject: Law.; Copyright Great Britain.; Press law European Union countries.; Press law Great Britain.; Authors and publishers Great Britain.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781138803787


  1. Part I: The law, and original works
  2. 1. Publishing and the law
  3. 2. Copyright I - Key Principles
  4. 3. Copyright II - Copyright Exceptions, Licensing and Open Access
  5. 4. Other rights of authors and publishers
  6. Part II: Commissioning: publishing contracts
  7. 5. Author contracts
  8. 6. Other contracts
  9. Part III: Delivery, editing and obligations on publication
  10. 7. Delivery, editing and obligations on publication
  11. Part IV: Publish and be damned
  12. 8. Defamation and other risks
  13. 9. Confidentiality and privacy
  14. 10. Copyright infringement
  15. 11. Trade marks and passing off
  16. Part V: Sales and supply
  17. 12. Sale of goods, digital content and consumer protection
  18. 13. Advertising and marketing
  19. 14. Distribution and export