This welcome third edition of our successful "Publishing Law", now, includes a new introduction to UK and EU law, coverage of electronic rights and e-commerce, as well as recent changes in legislation, and provides a comprehensive guide to the law as it affects the publishing process. Written by the Copyright Counsel of the Publishers' Association, and a practicing 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. 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 access and e-books; libel and other legal risks, such as negligence, privacy and obscenity; infringement and defences, such as fair dealing, trade marks and passing off; and consumer law, data protection, advertising and promotion, distribution and export.
Legal points are explained with reference to important statutes, cases and relevant trade practices, and the new edition now contains a revised glossary and lists of useful addresses and further reading. This book is a must for publishing and law students.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Hugh Jones is Copyright Counsel to The Publishers Association, and to the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM). He also advises the Publishers Licensing Society on copyright issues. Christopher Benson is a solicitor at City law firm Taylor Wessing. He has been practising for over ten years as an intellectual property lawyer.