Publishing Law is a comprehensive guide to the law as it affects the publishing process. Written by the Copyright Counsel
of the Publishers Association and a practising solicitor with many years experience of the publishing trade, this work will
serve as a comprehensive handbook for all those who need a practical understanding of where and how the law may apply, including
publishers, authors and agents, and all those involved with published material. Hugh Jones and Christopher Benson address
a range of key legal issues in the publishing process, including: * copyright, moral rights, commissioning and contracts,
including online and e-book issues * libel and other legal risks such as negligence, privacy and obscenity * infringement
and defences such as fair dealing, trademarks and passing off * consumer law, data protection, advertising and promotion,
distribution and export This fully updated fourth edition features: * full coverage of electronic rights and e-commerce issues
* up to date coverage of changes in EU and UK legislation, including the Digital Economy Act 2010 Legal points are explained
with reference to important statutes, cases and relevant trade practices.
A revised glossary, lists of useful addresses and further reading are also provided.