Before agreeing to publisher your with a subscription/for-profit publisher, it is important to understand how your copyright is protected and maintained. When publishing with traditional publishing bodies you will be asked to sign a publishing agreement, a legal contract that transfers the rights to your work to the publisher.
For this activity, review the two examples of publisher agreements below and consider the following:
- As the author, what rights do you maintain to your work
- As the publisher, what rights do they receive upon signing the agreement
Complete this Activity
In the comments below, write a brief insight into what you learned about the rights of the author and publisher. Are there any questions and thoughts you had about your own publishing practices as you reviewed the agreement?
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