2 thoughts on “Writer’s Rights

  1. Several months ago I was approached by an ‘outfit’ from New York City who wanted me to up my bond to a half-million and name ‘them’ sole beneficiary in exchange for an ‘exclusive’ listing of local high-end clientele. I laughed all the way to the FBI office.

  2. Good advice on freelance rights. It seems that some freelancers are so happy to get work — or so not interested in reading the fine print — that they sign away rights without really knowing what they are doing. It is tough. As the story said, publishers will have lawyers write contracts that cover every possibility — even those they have no intention of exercising — and that becomes their standard. Freelancers, meanwhile, get a different contract from everyone they sign with.

    Thanks for reading and for the advice.


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