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Copyright infringement

Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Garren Jacobsen, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. So quick question: every so often I see an article about an author getting sued for copyright infringement and I'm always curious if the author has to find their attorney or if the publisher (assuming one) picks up the attorney. And if the author picks their attorney who pays. Does anyone here have an answer?
     
  2. Russ

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    Interesting question. Without giving legal advice I would suggest it varies from contract to contract and jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

    Here are a couple of clauses from a contract I signed for a non-fiction WIP that might illuminate one fact scenario:


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  3. So it looks to me that the author takes point on this, and pays the bills.
     
  4. Russ

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    I would guess there would be plenty of bills to go around. :D
     
  5. Lawyers love their billables, especially litigation ones.
     
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