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Authors, Copyright, and Publishing in the Digital Era

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Basic copyright laws and enforcements have been in effect for hundreds of years. However, laws with such extensive histories can often make understanding them complicated. As publishing moves into a digital arena, copyright laws have become increasingly complex. Authors, Copyright, and Publishing in the Digital Era not only addresses the current complexities that aries with authors and copyright laws when publishing digitally, but it also sheds light on the current processes and procedures in place concerning copyright options for digital publishers. This publication addresses a global audience in the manner in which it discusses traditional methods used in publishing before segueing into new model and strategies for both a business and an author in this ever-expanding digital world.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
    1. CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
    2. CHAPTER 2: HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF COPYRIGHT
    3. CHAPTER 3: THEORETICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS
    4. CHAPTER 4: AUTHORSHIP – FROM QUILL TO KEYBOARD AND CYBERSPACE
    5. CHAPTER 5: COPYRIGHT SUPPORT STRUCTURES
    6. CHAPTER 6: THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY
    7. CHAPTER 7: RESEARCH AND METHODOLOGY
    8. CHAPTERS 8 AND 9: RESEARCH FINDINGS
    9. CHAPTER 10: DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS
    10. CHAPTER 11: CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  5. Acknowledgment
  6. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. COPYRIGHT: AN EVOLVING CONCEPT
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
  7. Chapter 2: History and Development of Copyright
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE ORIGINS OF COPYRIGHT LAW
    4. COPYRIGHT LAW IN AUSTRALIA
    5. GLOBAL CHALLENGES
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  8. Chapter 3: Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE PUBLIC SPHERE
    4. THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
    5. UTILITARIAN APPROACH
    6. NATURAL RIGHT THEORY
    7. MORAL RIGHTS THEORY
    8. PUBLIC BENEFIT THEORY
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
  9. Chapter 4: Authorship
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. AUTHORSHIP AND THE LAW
    4. CRITICAL THEORY AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF AUTHORSHIP
    5. THE KEYBOARD AUTHOR
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTE
  10. Chapter 5: Copyright Support Structures
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INTERNATIONAL STRUCTURES
    4. GOVERNMENT SUPPORT STRUCTURES
    5. OTHER SUPPORT STRUCTURES
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  11. Chapter 6: The Publishing Industry
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PUBLISHING AGREEMENTS
    4. TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING AND THE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER RELATIONSHIP
    5. TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING CONTRACTS
    6. DIGITAL CONSIDERATIONS
    7. A CHANGING INDUSTRY: PUBLISHING OPTIONS FOR AUTHORS
    8. NEW BUSINESS MODELS AND COPYRIGHT OPTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
  12. Chapter 7: Research and Methodology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION: PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH
    3. THE RESEARCH MODEL
    4. STRATEGY
    5. SCOPE OF THE RESEARCH
    6. THE TWO STAGES OF DATA COLLECTION
    7. DATA ANALYSIS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
  13. Chapter 8: Research Findings
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. AUTHORS’ PERCEPTION OF COPYRIGHT
    4. CURRENT LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK
    5. SUPPORTING GOVERNMENT STRUCTURES
    6. PROBLEMS WITHIN THE CURRENT FRAMEWORK
    7. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  14. Chapter 9: Research Findings
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING AND PUBLISHING RELATIONSHIPS
    4. EMERGING PUBLISHING MODELS AND BUSINESS STRATEGIES
    5. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
  15. Chapter 10: Discussion and Analysis
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BROAD DEMOGRAPHICS
    4. AUTHORS’ SOURCES OF INCOME
    5. AUTHORS AND MOTIVATION
    6. EFFECT OF THE PARALLEL IMPORTING DEBATE
    7. AUTHORS, PUBLISHERS AND PUBLISHING CONTRACTS
    8. THE IDEA OF A ‘HEAVENLY’ LIBRARY
    9. DIGITAL COPYRIGHT PROTECTION
    10. THE GOOGLE INITIATIVES: BEYOND COPYRIGHT
    11. RESALE ROYALTIES ON BOOKS?
    12. NEW BUSINESS MODELS
    13. CONCLUSION
    14. REFERENCES
  16. Chapter 11: Conclusion and Recommendations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. CONCLUSION
    3. RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. REFERENCES
  17. List of Abbreviations
  18. Compilation of References
  19. About the Contributors