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Guide to Rights Clearance & Permissions (Print Book)

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Avoid costly rights clearance and permissions mistakes with the Guide to Rights Clearance & Permissions In Scholarly, Educational, and Trade Publishing

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Publisher:Textbook & Academic Authors Association
Paperback: Pages: 214 | Edition: 1st | ISBN: 978-0-9975004-3-1

Learn what you need to know to avoid and manage copyright infringement claims that arise from the publication of your book, article, or media project. In this book, intellectual property attorney Stephen E. Gillen covers the unique rights clearance and permission issues related to writing scholarly works:

  • Attributing text and ideas borrowed from others
  • Fair use
  • Dealing with authorship credit
  • Variations in rights-clearing strategies from field to field
  • The upside-down business model of open access journal writing
  • The non-exclusive rights reserved by some universities to the writings of their faculty
  • Whether self-publishing affects the potential to publish traditionally in the future
  • The variability in licensing models for open educational resources

You’ll also get practical pointers and guidelines, and more than a dozen templates you can use to request permissions and secure releases. Put 40 years of rights clearance and permissions experience on your bookshelf. Download an 18-page sample for a look inside.

About the Author

Stephen E. Gillen is a partner at Wood Herron & Evans, a 150-year-old Cincinnati law firm focused on intellectual property, where he focuses his practice on publishing, media and copyright matters. He worked for nearly 20 years in publishing before entering private practice in the middle 1990’s. He also teaches Electronic Media Law at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and is the author of Guide to Textbook Publishing Contracts, and co-author of Writing and Developing Your College Textbook: A Comprehensive Guide, also published by TAA. Gillen is a long-time member of the TAA Council and a regular speaker at TAA conferences. He is a frequent contributor to IBPA Independent magazine.

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