Publishing Law is a comprehensive guide to the law as it affects the publishing process. Written by the Copyright Counsel of the Publishers Association and a practising solicitor with many years experience of the publishing trade, this work will serve as a comprehensive handbook for all those who need a practical understanding of where and how the law may apply, including publishers, authors and agents, and all those involved with published material.
Hugh Jones and Christopher Benson address a range of key legal issues in the publishing process, including:
- copyright, moral rights, commissioning and contracts, including online and e-book issues
- libel and other legal risks such as negligence, privacy and obscenity
- infringement and defences such as fair dealing, trademarks and passing off
- consumer law, data protection, advertising and promotion, distribution and export
This fully updated fourth edition features:
- full coverage of electronic rights and e-commerce issues
- up to date coverage of changes in EU and UK legislation, including the Digital Economy Act 2010
Legal points are explained with reference to important statutes, cases and relevant trade practices. A revised glossary, lists of useful addresses and further reading are also provided.