Monday, April 04, 2005

Practice Tip: Always Have a Contract. reports that "Major Electronic Databases to Pay Freelancers in $18M Copyright Dispute." From the article: "According to court papers, it was industry practice for years for freelance authors to sell their works to publications without a written contract. Customarily, for a fee paid to the author, the author granted to the publisher the first right to publish the work in a specified edition of the newspaper or magazine, but in all other respects the author retained copyright ownership to the work."

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