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Perle, Williams & Fischer on Publishing Law, Fourth Edition

By Mark A. Fischer, E. Gabriel Perle, John Taylor Williams
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This valuable handbook covers the relations between writer/publisher and publisher/public, including the latest approaches to clearing text for libel, privacy, and related legal exposure, contracts, negotiating royalties, advances, options, writer's warranty, subsidiary rights splits; intellectual property issues, including electronic publishing and software, trademark and copyright law, filing procedures; antitrust issues; with expert analysis on numerous other topics. By Mark A. Fischer, E. Gabriel Perle and John Taylor Williams.

Perle, Williams & Fischer on Publishing Law, Fourth Edition describes contract and problem issues commonly encountered in negotiating royalties, advances, options, writer's warranty, subsidiary rights splits, and much more.

You'll also find intellectual property issues as they affect publishing, including electronic publishing and software, trademark and copyright law, filing procedures, antitrust issues, and more, including:

  • Extensive coverage of copyright issues including fair use, duration and ownership.
  • International considerations in publishing including coverage of conventions and treaties. The authors also look at international issues involved in contract drafting.
  • Complete coverage of moral rights, what they are and how they are treated both domestically and internationally.
  • An overview of how antitrust laws in the US impact publishing rights.
  • Publishing contracts are examined in depth. Given that the publishing landscape now includes eBooks, periodicals, traditional print and multimedia considerations, drafting an effective contract has become even more important. The authors explore this topic in great detail.
  • And much more.
Last Updated 05/01/2018
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
ISBN 9780735567184
SKU 10045847-7777
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
SKU 000000000010015989
Table of Contents

VOLUME ONE

Chapter 1. PREVENTING AND RESOLVING LEGAL PROBLEMS: AN OVERVIEW OF PRINT PUBLISHING

  • § 1.01 Role of the Legal Liaison
  • § 1.02 Maintaining a Contract File
  • § 1.03 Media-Perils and Products-Liability Insurance
  • § 1.04 Copyright and Trademark Protection
  • § 1.05 Defamation (Libel and Slander)
  • § 1.06 Right of Privacy/Publicity
  • § 1.07 Disparagement
  • § 1.08 Products Liability and Express and Implied Warranties
  • § 1.09 Prepublication Legal Review
  • § 1.10 Prepublication Revisions
  • § 1.11 Effect of Revisions
  • § 1.12 Handling Prepublication Defamation Claims
  • § 1.13 Publisher’s Investigation of Complaints
  • § 1.14 Revisions, Corrections, and Retractions
  • § 1.15 Defamation Litigation Strategy
  • § 1.16 Settlement and Discovery

Chapter 2. PUBLISHING CONTRACTS

  • § 2.01 Introduction
  • § 2.02 Description or Definition of the Work
  • § 2.03 Advertising Matter Included in Books
  • § 2.04 Writer’s Grant of Publishing Rights to the Publisher
  • § 2.05 Copyright
  • § 2.06 Warranty and Indemnification
  • § 2.07 Manuscript Delivery and Acceptance
  • § 2.08 Publisher’s Duty to Publish
  • § 2.09 Prepublication Payments: Advances, Grants, and Bonuses
  • § 2.10 Royalties and Subsidiary Rights
  • § 2.11 Miscellaneous Payment Provisions
  • § 2.12 Non-competition
  • § 2.13 Options
  • § 2.14 Revised Editions
  • § 2.15 Arbitration
  • § 2.16 Out of Print, Remaindering, and Termination
  • § 2.17 Bankruptcy or Insolvency of the Publisher
  • § 2.18 Literary Agents

Chapter 3. ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING

  • § 3.01 Electronic Publishing Industry
  • § 3.02 Electronic Publishing Agreements
  • § 3.03 The Development of the eBook
  • § 3.04 Liability Issues

Chapter 4. SELECTED TOPICS IN PERIODICAL PUBLISHING AND ADVERTISING

  • § 4.01 General Introduction to the Business of Magazine and Periodical Publishing
  • § 4.02 Legal Issues Regarding Advertisements
  • § 4.03 Employment Issues

Chapter 5. DEFAMATION AND RELATED ISSUES

  • § 5.01 Introduction
  • § 5.02 Publication Requirement
  • § 5.03 Is the Subject of the Defamation Alive or an Existing Entity and Identifiable?
  • § 5.04 Defamation in a Fictional or Factional Setting
  • § 5.05 Legal Status of the Plaintiff
  • § 5.06 Differing Standards of Liability for Writer and Publisher
  • § 5.07 Contextual Defamation
  • § 5.08 Opinion Rule
  • § 5.09 Truth: An Absolute Defense?
  • § 5.10 Defamation by Republication
  • § 5.11 Other Common-Law Privileges
  • § 5.12 Retractions, Clarifications, Corrections, and Apologies
  • § 5.13 Damages Available in Libel Suits
  • § 5.14 Injurious Falsehood
  • § 5.15 SLAPP Suits
  • § 5.16 Libel Tourism

Chapter 6. RIGHT OF PRIVACY

  • § 6.01 Historical Background
  • § 6.02 Privacy and Defamation
  • § 6.03 The Four Categories of Privacy
  • § 6.04 Legal Defenses and Privileges
  • § 6.05 Damages for Invasion of Privacy
  • § 6.06 Privacy after the September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks
  • § 6.07 Special Considerations in Electronic or Online Contexts

Chapter 7. RIGHT OF PUBLICITY

  • § 7.01 Introduction
  • § 7.02 Persons Protected by the Right of Publicity
  • § 7.03 What Is Protected by the Right of Publicity: Performances, Names, and Likenesses
  • § 7.04First Amendment Limitations
  • § 7.05 Fictionalization and the First Amendment
  • § 7.06 Duration and Descendibility
  • § 7.07 Consent
  • § 7.08 Preemption by Copyright Law
  • § 7.09 Special Considerations in Electronic or Online Contexts

Chapter 8. OTHER TORTS RELATED TO PUBLICATION

  • § 8.01 Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • § 8.02 Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • § 8.03 Incitement and Negligent Publication or Broadcast
  • § 8.04 Breach of Confidentiality between Publishers and Sources of Information
  • § 8.05 Fraudulent Misrepresentation
  • § 8.06 Tortious Interference
  • § 8.07 Tortious or Criminal Newsgathering
  • § 8.08 Constitutionally Based Actions Against the Press

Chapter 9. ACCESS OF THE PRESS: THE REPORTER’S PRIVILEGE TO GATHER THE NEWS

  • § 9.01 Introduction
  • § 9.02 Historical Overview
  • § 9.03 Access to the Courts
  • § 9.04 Access to Non-judicial Records and Hearings
  • § 9.05 Access to Public and Private Spaces or Forums

Chapter 10. PUBLISHERS AND THE ANTITRUST LAWS

  • § 10.01 Introduction
  • § 10.02 Overview of the Federal Antitrust Laws
  • § 10.03 Application of the Antitrust Laws to the Publishing Business

Chapter 11. INTRODUCTION TO COPYRIGHT

  • § 11.01 Historical Background
  • § 11.02 Development of Copyright Law in the United States
  • § 11.03 Berne Convention Implementation

Chapter 12. SUBJECT MATTER AND SCOPE OF COPYRIGHT

  • § 12.01 Basis of Copyright
  • § 12.02 Requisites for Copyright Protection
  • § 12.03 Copyrights Distinguished from Patents and Trademarks
  • § 12.04 Categories of Copyrightable Works
  • § 12.05 The Idea-Expression Dichotomy
  • § 12.06 Non-Copyrightable versus Copyrightable Matters

Chapter 13. RIGHTS SECURED BY COPYRIGHT AND FAIR USE

  • § 13.01 Rights Secured by Copyright
  • § 13.02 Fair Use Limitation on Exclusive Rights

VOLUME TWO

Chapter 14. DURATION OF COPYRIGHT

  • § 14.01 Background
  • § 14.02 Duration of Copyright in Works Created after January 1, 1978
  • § 14.03 Duration of Copyright in Works Created But Not Published or Copyrighted Before January 1, 1978
  • §14.04 Duration of Copyrights Subsisting on January 1, 1978
  • § 14.05 Works in the Public Domain on January 1, 1978
  • § 14.06 Expiration Dates for Terms of Copyright
  • § 14.07 Renewal of Copyright
  • § 14.08 ‘‘Restoration’’ of Copyright to Previously Unprotected Foreign Works

Chapter 15. OWNERSHIP OF COPYRIGHT

  • § 15.01 Authors Are the Initial Owners of Copyright
  • § 15.02 Joint Works
  • § 15.03 Work Made for Hire
  • § 15.04 Contributions to Collective Works
  • § 15.05 Divisibility of Ownership
  • § 15.06 Ownership of Copyright as Distinct from Ownership of Material Object
  • § 15.07 Eligibility for Copyright Protection

Chapter 16. TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP AND LICENSES

  • § 16.01 Overview
  • § 16.02 Recordation of Transfers and Other Documents
  • § 16.03 Recordation as Constructive Notice
  • § 16.04 Recordation Not Prerequisite to Infringement Suit
  • § 16.05 Priority Between Conflicting Transfers and Priority Between a Conflicting Transfer and a Nonexclusive License
  • § 16.06 Recordation Procedure

Chapter 17. TERMINATION OF TRANSFERS AND LICENSES

  • § 17.01Overview
  • § 17.02 Termination of Transfers and Licenses Executed after December 31, 1977
  • § 17.03 Termination of Transfers and Licenses Covering the Extended Renewal Term
  • § 17.04 Notices of Termination

Chapter 18. PUBLICATION AND NOTICE

  • § 18.01 Publication
  • § 18.02 Notice

Chapter 19. COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT

  • § 19.01 Deposit of Copies for the Library of Congress
  • § 19.02 Relief from Deposit Requirements
  • § 19.03 Deposit of Identifying Material Instead of Copies
  • § 19.04 Copyright Registration and Deposit
  • § 19.05 Renewal Registration and Procedure
  • § 19.06 Published Edition of a Previously Registered Unpublished Work
  • § 19.07 Registration of Claim and Issuance of Certificate
  • § 19.08 Registration as Prerequisite to Infringement Suit—The Two-Tier System
  • § 19.09 Misstatements, Errors, and Fraud in Registration

Chapter 20. INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT AND REMEDIES

  • § 20.01 Infringement of Copyright
  • § 20.02 Elements and Proof of Infringement
  • § 20.03 Jurisdiction
  • § 20.04 Statute of Limitations, Laches, and Estoppel
  • § 20.05 The States and Sovereign Immunity
  • § 20.06 Remedies for Infringement
  • § 20.07 Photocopying as Infringement
  • § 20.08 The Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Access Rights

Chapter 21. PREEMPTION OF STATE LAW

  • § 21.01 Single System of Copyright Protection
  • § 21.02 Subject Matter Not within the Subject Matter of Copyright—§ 301(b)(1)
  • § 21.03 Violations of Rights That Are Not Equivalent to Any of the Exclusive Rights Under Copyright—§ 301(b)(3)
  • § 21.04 Other Federal Statutes Not Preempted

Chapter 22. INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS OF COPYRIGHT

  • § 22.01 Protection of Foreign Authors
  • § 22.02 U.S. Adherence to the Berne Convention
  • § 22.03 Universal Copyright Convention
  • § 22.04 Inter-American Relations
  • § 22.05 The GATT
  • § 22.06 Other International Conventions and Considerations
  • § 22.07 Other International Developments
  • § 22.08 Manufacturing Clause
  • § 22.09 Importation of Infringing Copies of Works
  • § 22.10 Comparing U.S. Copyright Laws with Those of Other Nations

Chapter 23. THE COPYRIGHT OFFICE

  • § 23.01 Overview
  • § 23.02 Obtaining Copyright Office Information
  • § 23.03 Obtaining Copyright Office Forms
  • § 23.04 Copyright Fees
  • § 23.05 Refunds
  • § 23.06 Deposit Accounts
  • § 23.07 How to Investigate the Copyright Status of a Work
  • § 23.08 Cautions with Respect to Copyright Searches
  • § 23.09 Obtaining Copies of Copyright Office Records and Deposits
  • § 23.10 International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
  • § 23.11 International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
  • § 23.12 Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Program
  • § 23.13 Library of Congress Catalog Numbers (LCCN)
  • § 23.14 Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • § 23.15 PRO-IP Act

Chapter 24. TRADEMARK LAW

  • § 24.01 Introduction
  • § 24.02 Federal Trademark Registration Process
  • § 24.03 Protection of Titles
  • § 24.04 Protection of the Use of Personal Names
  • § 24.05 Protection of Logos and Designs
  • § 24.06 Protection of Characters
  • § 24.07 Protection of Trade Dress
  • § 24.08 Trademarks and Parody
  • § 24.09 Reverse Passing Off
  • § 24.10 Trademark Protection Online

Chapter 25. DROIT MORAL OR THE MORAL RIGHT OF CREATORS

  • § 25.01 Introduction § 25.02 Background
  • § 25.03 Moral Rights and Their American Analogues
  • § 25.04 Colorization of Motion Pictures: A Case Study in Moral Rights

Table of Cases

Index

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