Publishing

We have extensive experience advising writers, agents and publishers on copyright, licensing, defamation, privacy and the drafting, negotiation, review, interpretation and enforcement of publishing and agency agreements for books, periodicals and websites.

We have represented leading publishers, writers, editors and agents in addressing specific issues such as moral rights claims, options on future work, the triggering of out-of-print and reversion of rights clauses, the effect of royalty provisions, electronic rights, joint authorship and agency disputes, copyright infringement, fair dealing exceptions, libel and defamation, the negotiation of subsidiary rights, obtaining permissions, branding strategies and privacy concerns.