Rights and Copyrights by Stephen Goldin
Series: The Business of Being a Writer.
Approx. 9,950 words.
Published on May 25, 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 the different kinds of rights an author can license, as well as the basic ins and outs of copyright law in the United States.