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Copyright Laws

Postby june.huwa@gmail.com » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:58 pm

If I own the copyright on a piece and the piece was published a year ago, is there any problem if I submit it to another publisher?

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Re: Copyright Laws

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Re: Copyright Laws

Postby mammamaia » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:01 pm

if you haven't signed away all rights [don't see how you could have, as magazines don't buy them], you would offer 'reprint rights'...

anyone wanting to be published should study up on the various rights you have to sell... the site below explains the various ones:

http://www.pw.org/content/copyright

for info on copyright/trademark and what they mean, do and don't do:

www.copyright.gov
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Re: Copyright Laws

Postby James A. Ritchie » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:37 pm

It depend son where and how it was published, and what rights you sold or gave away.

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Re: Copyright Laws

Postby MookyMcD » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:55 pm

I own a house. I can lease it to someone else, which is similar to owning the copyright on something and granting rights to a publisher to print it. If there's a question about the length of the lease, the answer is going to be in the lease itself. You're looking at the deed you got when you bought the house to try to figure out how long the lease is. It isn't going to tell you.


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