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:
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.