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Publishing law

Publishing law

Jones, Hugh, solicitor; Benson, Christopher, solicitor

This is 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

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
3rd ed.
Published London: Routledge, 2006
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Statement of responsibility: Hugh Jones and Christopher Benson
ISBN: 0415384257, 0415384273, 9780415384254, 9780415384278
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Previous ed.: 2002.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 320 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Copyright; Press law Great Britain.; Copyright Great Britain.; Authors and publishers Great Britain.; Press law European Union countries.; Great Britain; Publishing


  1. Part 1: The Law, and Original Works
  2. 1. Publishing and the Law
  3. 2. Copyright
  4. 3. Other Rights of Authors and Publishers
  5. Part 2: Commissioning: PublishingContracts
  6. 4. Author Contracts
  7. 5. Other Contracts
  8. Part 3: Delivery, Editing and Obligations on Publication 6. Delivery, Editing and Obligations on Publication
  9. Part 4: Publish and be Damned
  10. 7. Defamation and other Risks
  11. 8. Copyright Infringement
  12. 9. Trade Marks and Passing Off
  13. Part 5: Sales and Marketing
  14. 10. Sale of Goods and Consumer Protection
  15. 11. Advertising and Promotion
  16. 12. Distribution and Export
  17. Appendix A: A to Z Glossary of Legal Terms
  18. Appendix B: Useful Addresses
  19. Appendix C: Further Reading and Sources

Author note

Hugh Jones is Copyright Counsel to The Publishers Association, and to the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM). He also advises the Publishers Licensing Society on copyright issues.

Christopher Benson is a solicitor at City law firm Taylor Wessing. He has been practising for over ten years as an intellectual property lawyer.