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Author alert: Reclaim rights on books pubbed 1978 and after

January 10, 2012

Tags: copyright termination, recapture

"There is a provision in the 1978 copyright law that allows authors to reclaim rights to their books after 35 years," writes Mike Shatzkin in paragraph 17 of an interesting post about book publishing. "Titles published in 1978 become eligible for reversion, called 'recapture' apparently, starting in 2013. (With logic that is (more…)