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THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR'S DESK: Libraries are Vital, by Dawn Copeman
THE WRITING DESK: Obtaining Expert Opinions, by Moira Allen
FEATURE: The Nitty Gritty of Copyright, by Abra Staffin-Wiebe
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First there were private, penny libraries such as the one run by Boots the Chemist, then municipal ones, to enable everyone, no matter what their background, access to books to read for pleasure or, this being Victorian times, for self-improvement. Now, however, in these modern times, libraries have, in the UK at least, been condemned as being no longer relevant. The argument goes that as people can buy books cheaply on the Internet these days, and indeed, use the Internet to gain much of the same information traditionally obtained from libraries, then libraries are defunct, a thing of the past that we hang on to out of nostalgia rather than real need. To use a particularly British phrase, poppycock! Yes, people can buy books cheaply online or from charity shops, but we are just at the start of a massive recession, guys, and people don't have money to spare. Charity shops have reported that people aren't donating goods as often anymore, as they prefer to get what they can from them online at Amazon or eBay. If people are so in need of the odd pound they can raise for their old books and clothes, they aren't likely to have the cash to buy new ones. Well, say our leaders, there's always the Internet. True, but does everyone really have access to the Internet? If you've lost your job and money is tight, are you really going to continue to pay for that broadband connection? Aren't you more likely to sell your computer for cash? I grew up in the seventies and eighties when times were often hard. My dad had three jobs once just to keep paying the bills. We did have a bookcase, a small three-shelved one, of which one shelf was full of books. We didn't have money to buy books, so the local library was our haven. We went regularly, every Friday, to stock up on new books. When I say, we, I mean mum and I, for dad was at work - again. It was from the library that I got the books I needed to teach myself German. From the library I'd take out five fiction books a week to devour. From the library I got the revision guides I needed to get me through my exams. Even now, I use the library on a weekly basis. My daughter reads as voraciously as I do, so I'd need a heck of an income to BUY all the books she reads. If we let governments, local or national, remove our libraries, then we are depriving people of the very tools they need to get them out of a recession, even if it's just providing them with a fantasy world to escape to at the end of another hard day. - Dawn Copeman, Newsletter Editor. ***************************************************************** CHILDREN'S WRITERS: Read by over 1,000 children's book and magazine editors, this monthly newsletter can be your own personal source of editors' wants and needs,market tips, and professional insights. Get 2 FREE issues to start. http://www.thechildrenswriter.com/AE281 ***************************************************************** Poetry is like a dance. Learn the steps And the poetry flows. Learn all forms of poetry A resource for poets. http://www.poetrydances.com ***************************************************************** THE WRITING DESK: How do I approach companies for expert opinions? By Moira Allen ================================================================= Q: I am looking for instruction on how to approach companies for expert interviews/opinion and how to gain their permission for an assignment I have already been given. I am also looking for the same information for getting permission to cite from publications. A: As you have already been given an assignment, the best way to obtain interviews is to call a company or individual and explain that you are a writer and that you are doing an article for the publication that has given you the assignment. Explain what the article is about and ask if you could speak to someone in that company to gather information. (It's often best if you already have an idea of whom to speak to, but if you don't, and the receptionist can't help you, ask to be transferred to the public relations department.) If you haven't done this before, I'd suggest that you write yourself a brief "script" to follow -- e.g., "Hello, my name is David and I'm working on an article about (subject) for (publication name). I'd like to speak to someone in your company about (topic). Could you recommend someone who might have a moment to give me some information about (topic)?" Once you've been given a name and possibly transferred to that individual or that individual's secretary, find out if this is a good time to ask your questions. You may need to set up an appointment for another call later. On the chance that you will get to speak to the individual immediately, however, be sure to have your questions ready, and be ready to take down the answers. When I conduct a telephone interview, I usually have my questions in an open file on the computer screen, and I type in the answers as I talk to the person. I also print out the questions, however, so that I can refer to them easily if they've scrolled off my screen. Regarding gaining permission to quote from publications that often depends on how much you wish to quote. If you are citing information, you can often paraphrase it so that it isn't a direct quote. For example, "As John Smith notes in the July 2000 issue of Science Monthly, cold fusion is still more of a theory than a practicality." In this way, you are attributing the information to the correct source, and you aren't using a direct quote. If you do need to use direct quotes, and this is a research article, you can generally use brief quotes without obtaining permission. However, those quotes must be brief and not constitute the main part of your article. Do not attempt to build your article on quotes from other published sources. This is bad etiquette and can often be construed as a form of plagiarism. For example, I once reviewed an article on training animals that "quoted" several trainers -- but drew those quotes entirely from the trainers' books. Since the article would not have existed without those quotes, this was not an appropriate use of such citations. Any published quotes you use should only support and contribute to your article; they cannot make up the bulk of your article. It's always best to get "live" quotes than use previously published quotes. If you expect to have to quote long sections, and you feel the need to obtain permission, you'll need to write to the publication first for information on how to obtain that permission. You may then be referred to the author. It depends on who holds the actual copyright to the material. This can be a long process, so again, it's much better to get "live" quotes than to try to use much material from previously published sources. Copyright (c) 2011 by Moira Allen **************************************************************** WRITING COMPETITIONS - One-Page Story (300 word) and Poetry (200 word). Firsts get €1,000 each and the best 10 published in the Fish Anthology in July. Chris Stewart judges the One-Page and Brian Turner the Poetry. Entry online €14. Close March 31. Details at http://www.fishpublishing.com info@fishpublishing.com **************************************************************** RUBERY BOOK AWARD: Calling all self published and independently published books. 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Eight-year-old Bermuda author Malaikah Abdul-Jabbar has just completed her second book, "A Different Kind of Bermuda," to encourage people to look at Bermuda through new eyes. Her first book, "Stop The Shooting," was written just over a year ago. For more on this story visit: http://tinyurl.com/67szoen Authors Ask UK Government to Stop Library Closures --------------------------------------------------- It's hard to believe, I know, but here in the UK we appear to be somewhat cash-strapped and many councils have decided that the best way to save money is to close down all those pesky libraries. Manchester is closing every single one, or so it has threatened. Many famous authors, such as Philip Pullman, Kathy Lette, Sarah Waters, Kate Mosse and Anne Fine have written to the government demanding that they take action to save our libraries. 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Our complete review and author promotional package is less than $50 and includes entry in the Allbooks Review Editor's Choice Award. http://www.allbookreviews.com. ***************************************************************** FEATURE: The Nitty-Gritty of Copyright by Abra Staffin-Wiebe ================================================================= This article is based on a discussion with Roger L. Belfay (http://www.rogerbelfay.com/), an intellectual property lawyer, and on information available at the Copyright Office's website (http://www.copyright.gov). This article shouldn't take the place of legal advice. Hopefully, it will help you know if and when to seek legal advice from a good lawyer specializing in intellectual property and copyright law. What is copyright? ------------------ Copyright is a legal way to claim a work as your own so that you can sue for damages if others try to make copies or use it without your permission. Copyright protects both published and unpublished works, and these works are protected from the minute that they are "permanently fixed in a tangible medium." That tangible medium can include a handwritten notebook, a typed-up document, a photograph, or even a document that has simply been saved on your computer's hard drive. You do not need to register your copyright to have copyright protection, but you do have to register your copyright in order to sue for damages. Also, you can only sue for damages from infringement that occurred AFTER you registered your copyright. You can register copyright at any time and pursue damages from that point forward, although there is a limit on how long you can wait to collect damages after you are aware your property is being infringed upon. Plagiarism and copyright infringement are not the same. Copyright infringement is making copies or derivative works of something you created. Plagiarism is somebody claiming your work as their own. As soon as somebody gives credit to you, whether they use your work in part or in whole (see Fair Use), it becomes copyright infringement and not plagiarism. Merger Doctrine --------------- When a concept can be expressed in only a limited number of ways, there can be no copyright protection for any version of it. For example, recipes. Recipes cannot be copyrighted, although collections of them can. When should you register copyright? ----------------------------------- One of the most common questions beginning writers have is, "How can I protect my idea and make sure that agents and publishers won't steal it if I send it to them?" Answer: You can't. An idea is not copyrightable. It's the specific execution of that idea that matters. Here's the thing. Odds are that your writing is not brilliant and valuable enough to make it worth stealing by professionals, especially if you're just starting out. These people are by and large honest people with lots of their own ideas that they want to spend time with. If you're worried about scam artists, that's a different issue, and I recommend always checking Preditors and Editors (http://pred-ed.com) and Writer Beware ( http://www.sfwa.org/for-authors/writer-beware/) to make sure you're dealing with legit people. It's probably not worth that $35 filing fee to register copyright on your unpublished work. Once it's been published, it may be worth it. It's usually done automatically at publishing time for novels, but short stories are a whole different kettle of fish. Because copyright publication is retroactive to the date of publication for up to 90 days, one approach is to collect all your work together for each 90-day period and register it as a catalog or compendium, which will protect every item individually for a single registration fee. As an author, when you sign a book publication deal, make sure that the contract specifies that the publisher must preserve and enforce copyright against infringers. Otherwise, that will be your responsibility and nobody else's. Note also that even if your work is copyrighted, putting "Copyrighted 2010 by Brilliant Author" on your manuscript will make you look like an amateur. It may be seen as implying that you think the person you're sending your story to is a cheat and a thief. Also, according to the copyright office, "While use of a copyright notice was once required as a condition of copyright protection, it is now optional." If you do have to sue for damages, though, it makes it easier to prove willful violation of copyright. Common-law copyright or "Poor Man's Copyright" ---------------------------------------------- You may read advice saying that you can put your material in a sealed envelope and mail it to yourself as proof of copyright and pre-existing work. This is not true. Lawyers are highly entertained when somebody tries to use this as evidence, but the only purpose it serves is brightening their day. You see, if they'll believe you're smart enough to mail yourself the document, they'll also believe you're smart enough to mail yourself an empty envelope and put the document in later. When your copyright has been violated ------------------------------------- You are the one responsible for enforcing your copyright. As far as enforcing copyright, consider the practicalities of it, not just the legalities. Some minor infringements are really not worth the hassle. If you don't want to go to court, a non-legal strategy you might try is sending the infringer a bill for their use of your property. The downside is, if you change your mind and want to go to court later, they may have stopped using your property, thus reducing the damages you can collect. The owner of the copyright should sue in Federal Court and prove the copying in order to claim higher damages. You cannot sue for infringement and collect damages caused before you registered your copyright. However, the registration date is retroactive to the publication date as long as it's registered within 90 days. Allowed damages in Federal Court are $500/copy or greater provable damages. You must prove that your work was copied, and for greater damages, you must prove the copyright was willfully violated. Putting the copyright notice on your work helps that, although it is not strictly necessary. Remember that the copyright notice is only valid in a specific format, "[copyright][year][name of copyright holder]." Copyright cause of action is designed for Federal Court, so if you try to go the lawyer-free route of taking it to (a) conciliation court or (b) lower courts, it's highly probable that (a) the infringer will not show up and then demand a day in real court, and (b) lower courts will say, "That should really be Federal." Copyright is a tricky thing. The law has been altered over time, and certain specific details can change everything about how a judgment is made. You really do need a lawyer to figure out proper uses and when somebody may be infringing. Your inalienable rights ----------------------- You cannot sell or sign these rights away. Note that work-for-hire operates under different rules. Right of attribution: You can insist that your name is displayed (or not displayed) forever. Right of display: Nobody can destroy an artist's work without their permission. Even if you sold it to them. Even if it wasn't authorized to be there. For example, the demolition of buildings has been halted because the city had to get permission from the artist who painted a mural on the building. Work-made-for-hire ------------------ Note that if any contract says that they are buying "all rights" from you, they are acknowledging that you are not working for hire, because they acknowledge that you have rights. Under those circumstances, you still maintain your inalienable rights. There's a very clear definition of what work-made-for-hire can be. It may be made clear in your terms of employment, in which case: * You must be an employee, not a contractor. They'd better be sending you a W-2. * Your job description must include writing as work-for-hire. Or it may be specified in a contract you agreed to, in which case: * It must be a written contract. A verbal contract won't cut it. * It must be the kind of work that is allowed to be work-for-hire. An independent piece of fiction is not on that list. Your novel cannot be considered work-for-hire. Your short story cannot be, either, unless it is written to be part of a compendium. Allowed types are mostly movie industry stuff, instructional manuals, etc. In a work-made-for-hire, the employer is considered the original copyright holder for all purposes, including inalienable rights. Fair Use -------- Certain uses of copyrighted material are not considered infringement: * A single copy for your own personal use. * Items that fall under the Merger Doctrine. * Criticism (review or parody). Note that you must comment directly upon the material you are copying. So for a book review, you can quote from the book freely, but it's technically not okay to put up a copy of the cover unless you also comment on that, although practically, it's unlikely that they would complain about the publicity. * Library exceptions. * Educational use - a professor copying material from a textbook for his class. Note that this is time-sensitive. If it is reasonable to get permission between when you decided to use material, and when you did use it, you are still expected to get permission. Public domain material is no longer protected by copyright at all. If you're trying to figure out whether something is public domain, the rules have changed several times. For example, a lot of stuff copyrighted in 1950-1963 fell out of copyright "between the cracks," as it were. This doesn't address Creative Commons licenses ( http://creativecommons.org/), which is a fascinating recent development that allows people to share, remix, or reuse other people's creations while legally abiding by the terms of the original creator. Websites and the Internet ------------------------- Just because a work is online does not mean it is free to use. It may say what rights are reserved or offered on the webpage itself or the terms and conditions page of the website. If the website doesn't specify, then it is protected by copyright and any use of it will be considered infringing. Many people confuse "Internet" with "free to copy." If you have a website with your work on it, you might want to consider adding a terms and conditions page yourself. Before using "free" clip art for illustrations, check the terms and conditions carefully to make sure the original artist has allowed use of it. If it doesn't say, you may find yourself in hot water if you use it! That includes all derivative uses, even if you change it so much that nobody can recognize it. For more information see http://www.copyright.gov. >>--------------------------------------------------<< Abra Staffin-Wiebe has had a number of short stories published, mostly science fiction and horror. Her current project is an online steampunk post-apocalyptic serial story raising donations for her mother's cancer treatment. Read it or download the podcast at http://www.circusofbrassandbone.com. She also maintains Aswiebe's Market List, a resource for science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers. She spent several years living abroad in India and Africa before marrying a mad scientist and settling down to live and write in Minneapolis. Her website is http://www.aswiebe.com and she blogs at http://cloudscudding.livejournal.com. Copyright 2011 Abra Staffin-Wiebe For more information on copyright visit: http://www.writing-world.com/rights/copyright.shtml http://www.writing-world.com/links/rights.shtml **************************************************************** WORLDWIDE FREELANCE WRITER - You can download a free list of writing markets if you subscribe this week. 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SCRIBOPHILE MUSICAL IMPRESSIONISM CONTEST ----------------------------------------- DEADLINE: February 28 2011 GENRE: Short Stories DETAILS: We're accepting flash fiction of up to 500 words that somehow interprets the lyrics to Nik Kershaw's song "The Riddle" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h75uKyevOkk). PRIZE: $50, $25 http://www.scribophile.com/contests/musical-impressionism-contest/ CIRCALIT CRIME FICTION CONTEST ------------------------------ DEADLINE: March 9, 2011 GENRE: Books DETAILS: A.P. Watt, the world's longest established literary agency, is looking to find the next bestselling crime writer, so if you think you have what it takes to be the next John Le Carré or Stieg Larsson, upload your story now! A.P. Watt, whose clients include Philip Pullman, Quentin Blake and Melvin Burgess, will consider the top submissions for representation. Submit first 30 pages of your novel. PRIZE: Winning entries will be submitted to the leading literary agency, A.P. Watt URL: http://www.circalit.com/projects/competitions/crime B.J. ROLFZEN CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST ------------------------------------- DEADLINE: Mar 1, 2011 GENRE: Short Stories, Poetry DETAILS: Poetry: One poem, 1,000 words maximum; Fiction: One story, 1,000-4,000 words PRIZE: £100 in each genre URL: http://www.dylandays.com/writers.htm COMMONWEALTH SHORT STORY COMPETITION ------------------------------------ DEADLINE: Mar 1, 2011 OPEN TO: Citizens of the British Commonwealth age 19+ GENRE: Short Stories DETAILS: 1 story 600 words max. Stories should be entered in one of the three categories: General Entry, Short Story for Children, or a story on the 2011 Commonwealth theme, "Women as Agents of Change." All stories will be considered for the overall and regional prizes. PRIZE: Four regional prizes of 500 pounds each. In 2011, there will be two special prizes of 500 pounds each: one for the best short story for children and the other for the best short story about this year's Commonwealth theme, 'Women as Agents of Change.' An additional 19 highly commended entries will receive 100 pounds. All winners will be included on the annual winners CD. URL: http://tinyurl.com/66y66wv GLASS WOMAN PRIZE ----------------- DEADLINE: March 21, 2011 GENRE: Short Stories, Nonfiction DETAILS: Short fiction and essays by women on a subject of significance to them (both published and unpublished work welcome). One entry, 50-5,000 words PRIZE: $500, $100, $50 and publication on website. URL: http://www.sigriddaughter.com/GlassWomanPrize.htm BEVEL SUMMERS PRIZE IN THE SHORT STORY -------------------------------------- DEADLINE: March 31, 2011 GENRE: Short Stories DETAILS: Flash fiction up to 1000 words. 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