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Legal Issues in e-Publishing


2 October 2009 (Fri)
10.00am - 1.00pm

Imagination Room, Level 5
National Library Building
100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064

Course Fee: $90.00

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What is e-publishing? What are electronic rights? This half-day workshop will introduce participants to the intellectual property and contractual legal issues that commonly arise in the field of e-publishing.


Intellectual Property Issues 

  • Introduction to Copyright 
  • What are commonly regarded as publishing rights? 
  • What are electronic/digital rights?

Ancillary / subsidiary rights 

  • Do publishers automatically have these rights? 
  • What about publishing contracts signed before the introduction of e-publishing?

The Publishing Agreement 

  • Dealing with electronic rights 
  • Defining electronic rights 
  • Grant of rights clause 
  • Royalties

Common Transborder issues 

  • Defamation 
  • Censorship


For Editorial and Publishing Managers, Commissioning Editors, Senior Editors and Independent Publishers

Also for writers who need to understand more about publishing rights & contracts.

About the Trainer:

Registration Details

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.