Guide to Rights Clearance & Permissions in Scholarly, Educational, and Trade Publishing | Media Kit

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Product Details

Pages: 214 | Paperback | Edition: 1st | ISBN: 978-0-9975004-3-1
Pricing: Members: $23.36 | Non-Members: $27.79
Publisher: Textbook & Academic Authors Association

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About Guide to Rights Clearance & Permissions in Scholarly, Educational, and Trade Publishing

Long Blurb (144 words):

Learn what you need to know to avoid and manage copyright infringement claims that arise from the publication of your book, article, or media project. In this book, intellectual property attorney Stephen E. Gillen covers the unique rights clearance and permission issues related to writing scholarly works:

  • Attributing text and ideas borrowed from others
  • Fair use
  • Dealing with authorship credit
  • Variations in rights-clearing strategies from field to field
  • The upside-down business model of open access journal writing
  • The non-exclusive rights reserved by some universities to the writings of their faculty
  • Whether self-publishing affects the potential to publish traditionally in the future
  • The variability in licensing models for open educational resources

You’ll also get practical pointers and guidelines, and more than a dozen templates you can use to request permissions and secure releases. Put 40 years of rights clearance and permissions experience on your bookshelf. 

Short blurb (81 words):

Learn what you need to know to avoid and manage copyright infringement claims that arise from the publication of your book, article, or media project. In this book, intellectual property attorney Stephen E. Gillen covers the unique rights clearance and permission issues related to writing scholarly works. You’ll also get practical pointers and guidelines, and more than a dozen templates you can use to request permissions and secure releases. Put 40 years of rights clearance and permissions experience on your bookshelf.

Author Bio

Stephen E. Gillen is the author of Guide to Rights Clearance & Permissions in Scholarly, Educational ,and Trade Publishing. He is a partner at Wood Herron & Evans, a 150-year-old Cincinnati law firm focused on intellectual property, where he focuses his practice on publishing, media and copyright matters. He worked for nearly 20 years in publishing before entering private practice in the middle 1990’s. He also teaches Electronic Media Law at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and is the author of Guide to Textbook Publishing Contracts and co-author of Writing and Developing Your College Textbook: A Comprehensive Guide, also published by TAA. Gillen is a long-time member of the TAA Council and a regular speaker at TAA conferences.

Short version:

Stephen E. Gillen is the author of Guide to Rights Clearance & Permissions in Scholarly, Educational, and Trade Publishing. He is a partner at Wood Herron & Evans, a 150-year-old Cincinnati law firm focused on intellectual property, where he focuses his practice on publishing, media and copyright matters.

Praise for Guide to Rights Clearance & Permissions in Scholarly, Educational, and Trade Publishing:

"Guide to Rights Clearance & Permissions is a must-read for every author. It contains essential information that will help authors steer safely through the sometimes treacherous waters of copyrights, fair use, permissions, and scholarly integrity. Mr. Gillen makes legal issues easy to understand, interesting, and at times downright fascinating. Even experienced authors who think they've 'seen it all' are likely to be surprised by some of the information that can be gleaned from this book."

–  June Jamrich Parsons, author of New Perspectives on Computer Concepts

"Gillen’s new book on rights clearance and permissions is a perfect—and perhaps required—addition to every author’s professional library. In Gillen’s usual style, he covers topics that are well beyond the expertise of most authors in a way that makes important principles easy to understand and implement. I have already used this handy guide to find clear and useful answers to some of my questions about trademarking book titles and finding copyright holders."

–  Kevin Patton, PhD, author of Anatomy & Physiology, 10e

“Stephen Gillen’s Guide to Rights Clearance & Permissions is an invaluable ‘how-to’ for identifying and avoiding the legal pitfalls surrounding issues of fair use, infringement, privacy, and plagiarism that can accompany publishing—and that’s just the short list of what you’ll find inside. Written for both authors and publishers, this extremely useful resource includes real case studies that give context to the guidelines, illustrating the legal reasoning behind court decisions and why permissions matter. Whether you are an author wishing to minimize your liability in publishing a work, or a publishing professional with a permissions and licensing program of your own, you’ll find a wealth of good, practical advice in this book.

– Barbara Price, PhD, textbook editor/publishing professional

“In this book, Steve lends his considerable experience and expertise to bear on the myriad of issues surrounding the intricacies of the rights and permissions process for intellectual property holders and users everywhere. A valuable reference for all of those who spend our time dealing with these issues on an ongoing, and even occasional, basis.”

– Chris Will, Publishing and Education Professional

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