Copright rarely exclusive

From: Heather Morrison <heatherm_at_ELN.BC.CA>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 11:20:40 -0800

Copyright has never been like a house or a car. The copyright owner
typically only transfers some rights to publish. For example, with
scholarly works, there are moral rights that always remain with the
author, such as attribution.

The only right an author really needs to grant to a publisher is the
right to publish. Rights to disseminate and even to republish can be
held simutaneously by more than one entity. In other words, copyright
is not exclusive.

Any opinion expressed in this e-mail is that of the author alone, and
does not represent the opinion or policy of BC Electronic Library or
Simon Fraser University Libary.

Heather Morrison, MLIS
The imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics
Received on Sun Feb 15 2009 - 19:34:26 GMT

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