The authors, both attorneys, draw on their years of experience on the front lines of advocating creators’ rights and economic interests to give readers a comprehensive survey of the legal and business questions facing anyone who writes professionally. In clear, friendly language, The Writer's Legal Guide explains recent changes in laws governing electronic rights, E-books, fair use, and publishing contracts, so that authors can best protect their interests. Other chapters cover:
- The law of copyright for creators - Step-by-step copyright registration - Accounting methods, record-keeping, taxes, and estate planning - Avoiding legal liability - Complying with fair use guidelines - Using royalty collecting societies - Obtaining permission to use quotes - Negotiating periodical, syndication, film, television, play, and audio agreements - Avoiding and resolving business disputes - Limits of free expression - Choosing self-publication
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