Legal Matters by Stephen Goldin
Series: The Business of Being a Writer.
Approx. 5,910 words.
Published on July 10, 2010 by
Theodore Sturgeon called THE BUSINESS OF BEING A WRITER "the second best reference book a writer can have,after the dictionary." Harlan Ellison said, "It may not make you a better writer, but it will keep you from being a poorer one." This excerpt discusses fair use and permissions for quotes, obscenity, libel and invasion of privacy, writers' wills and estates, and public lending rights.