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RE: Double-licenses -- Tasini et al

Terry Cullen asked if freelance writers are giving up all rights to

No, they are fighting hard not to, despite publishers' attempts at major
rights grabs.  Freelance writers traditionally sell North American
first-time print rights only to newspapers and magazines, and retain all
other rights themselves.  Publishers (starting with the august New York
Times, one of the worst offenders) are now trying to get (for the same low
fee) all rights in perpetuity in the universe, including rights not yet

To find out what is going on, you can subscribe to Contracts Watch, a
listserv of the American Society of Journalists & Authors. Here's how:
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        Pat McNees
        (member of the board of ASJA)