||The legal aspects of publishing are the essential foundation of the industry. Copyright assures that material cannot be “borrowed” or re-used without permission (and usually a payment) being secured. These provisions are, in turn, one of the basic tenets of all publishing contracts.
Permission must be obtained in order to: use the work of other writers in a book or magazine; reprint previously published work; publish a photo of someone in other than a “generic” context; or alter the form of a writer’s work after initial publication. All of these issues will be covered during the course.