When Rights Are Alleged To Be ‘Trampled’: Authors Sue Education Publisher Cengage

How are authors' contractual rights with a publisher best handled when the house rolls out a digital subscription offer and promises that its entire content library will be on offer that way? An authors' lawsuit of Cengage is calling the question. The post When Rights Are Alleged To Be ‘Trampled’: Authors Sue Education Publisher Cengage appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-05-22 00:00:00 UTC ]

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Textbook Authors Sue Cengage Over Subscription Service

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Authors Guild and Society of Authors Allege Copyright Infringement by the Internet Archive

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