Posts tagged: copyright

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Magazine articles: copyright, thievery, and paranoia

Like you, I oppose thievery and I’m always on the lookout for paranoia! Editors are the same way, so that’s the point of this blog (and it’s mate, “copyight and other rights” posted on 11/4/11). It all starts with the nagging question: What are the chances of an editor using your copy without paying you? […]

Copyright and other rights for magazine articles (and books)

Other than marketing, nothing is more confusing to the new writer than the issue of rights. Actually, there is little reason for bewilderment, anxiety, or even undue concern. Two kinds of rights are involved in freelance sales. “Copyright” is one; “all rights,” “first rights,” second rights” are the other. While they sound perplexingly similar, they […]