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RIGHTS 101: What Writers Should Know About All-Rights and Work-Made-For-Hire Contracts

October 4, 2012

Tags: all-rights contracts, work for hire

This 2003 position paper from the American Society of Journalists and Authors is somewhat out of date, so it's no longer on the ASJA website. I post it here by permission, as the basic principles are still important. “All rights" and “work made for hire" – these contract terms sound simple enough. But what does it really mean when writers sign contracts (more…)