Clark's Publishing Agreements: A book of Precedents



Clark's Publishing Agreements has long been the 'must have' legal resource for the publishing industry. This comprehensive book provides 24 model agreements, from author agreements, to merchandising rights to online licensing to ebook distribution to text and data mining.


It includes a "Legal Developments" introduction giving an overview of existing and forthcoming legislation (UK and international). It also covers new initiatives undertaken by the industry and acts as an essential checklist for industry professionals. The impact of these developments have been updated in the precedents, their accompanying notes and appendices.


It also includes an "Introduction to Electronic Precedents" which highlights the continuing developments in the field of technology and their impact on licensing practice and contractual wording.


For the tenth edition all the precedents, explanatory notes and appendices have been thoroughly revised to take account of the latest developments including:


- the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

- coverage of the new EU DSM directive and its impact on TDM

- coverage of the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty which introduces a broad range of new copyright exceptions for people who are visually impaired (or who have other print disabilities)

- new appendices on library aggregators and Creative Commons licences


Whether an experienced drafter of publishing agreements or new to the industry Clark's Publishing Agreements will prove invaluable in ensuring that your publishing agreements are expertly and effectively drafted.


This book comes with an electronic download of the precedents for you to adapt and use in your contracts. On purchase, you will be provided with a code and a web link from which the precedents can be downloaded in a generic format such as *.doc which will be compatible with all operating systems.


1 General Book: Author–Publisher Agreement

2 Educational, Academic, Scientific and Professional Book: Author–Publisher Agreement

3 Agreement for General Editor of a Book

4 Agreement for Contributor to a Book

5 Book Series: Editor–Publisher Agreement

6 Academic Journal: Editor's Agreement

7 Society-Owned Journal: Publishing Agreement

8 Journal Contributor Agreements

9 Agreements for Serial Rights

10 Translator's Agreement

11 Agreement for Sale of Translation Rights

Appendix: The People's Republic of China, Central and Eastern Europe and the Post-Soviet Union Republics

12 Same-Language Low-Priced Reprint Agreement

13 Illustration and Artwork Agreement

14 Packaging Rights Agreement

15 International Co-edition Agreement

16 Film, Television and Allied Rights: Option Agreement and Assignment

17 Merchandising Rights Agreement

Introduction to Electronic Precedents

18 Licence to Digital Media Producer to Use Existing Print Material in Carrier Form

19 Licence to Institution to Make Existing Print Material Available by Local Networks to End Users within its Own Site

20 Licence to Institution to Use Material Supplied in Electronic Form

21 Online Access to Database Agreement

22 EBook Distribution Agreement

23 App Development Agreement

24 Text and Data Mining (TDM): Sample Clauses for Subscription Agreement for Copyright-protected Works and Materials Accessible or Delivered in Minable Formats

Appendix A The US Market

Appendix B Paperback and Hardback Reprint Rights

Appendix C Licensing Permission Rights

Appendix D Collective Licensing of Reproduction Rights

Appendix E People with Disabilities

Appendix F Academic Library Aggregators

Appendix G Creative Commons Licences

Appendix H Reversionary Provisions of the Copyright Act 1911

Appendix I Moral Rights

Appendix J Publishers Association Code of Practice on Author Contracts

Appendix K Territories of the World

Appendix L Member States of the International Copyright Conventions


Appendix M Useful Names and Addresses

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