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Copylaw (aka Lloyd Jassin) · 9M ago

How to Tame Your Permission Fee Budget

You hate clearing permissions.  After all, clearing rights is time consuming and expensive.  However, if you are able to answer yes to any one of the following questions, there's a good c...
Copylaw (aka Lloyd Jassin) · 9M ago

No Copyright Infringement Intended (Yeah Right)

Empty Heads   "No Copyright Infringement Intended" appears next to countless YouTube videos and other online works. However, it is a hollow disclaimer.  There is no pure heart and empty...
Copylaw (aka Lloyd Jassin) · 9M ago

Outside of a Dog # 4: Authors Experiencing a Slump in Earnings

Outside of a Dog is an irregular series that features publishing wisdom from a variety of classic and contemporary sources. As a lawyer, I'm fascinated by the economics and entrapments of p...
Copylaw (aka Lloyd Jassin) · 9M ago

What Every Author (and Publisher) Should Know About Media Liablity Insurance

By Lloyd J. Jassin & Steven C. Schechter Adapted from their Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writers, Editors and Publishers  Publishing is a risky bu...
Copylaw (aka Lloyd Jassin) · 9M ago

In the Fight Against Piracy, Are Curses the Answer?

Outside of a Dog #5 Outside of a Dog is an irregular, and sometimes satiric, series that features publishing wisdom from a variety of classic and contemporary sources. As a lawyer, I'm fa...
Copylaw (aka Lloyd Jassin) · 9M ago

Why Co-Authors Need a Collaboration Agreement

"I can never understand how two men can write a book together; to me that's like three people getting together to have a baby."                             --Evelyn Waugh Nearly everyone ...
Copylaw (aka Lloyd Jassin) · 9M ago

A Helpful Checklist for Book Contract Negotiations

Copylaw (aka Lloyd Jassin) · 9M ago

200+ Songs That Reference Books (Spotify Playlist)

SONGS* ABOUT BOOKS & AUTHORS  *and some Monty Python and Beat Poetry Click Here for link to Spotify Playlist Radiohead – 2 + 2 = 5 Deborah Pardes – 7th Step Monty Python – A Book...
Copylaw (aka Lloyd Jassin) · 9M ago

Good Contracts Make Good Neighbors

The Importance of Contracts in Book Publishing Drafting and negotiating contracts is an unwelcome, but necessary, part of being a publisher. Common complaints include: “Attorneys ...
Copylaw (aka Lloyd Jassin) · 9M ago

Copyright Half-Truths

12 COPYRIGHT PERMISSION MYTHS