Re: Important News for Writers (long)

Subject: Re: Important News for Writers (long)
From: Gord Deyo <DeyoG -at- ITLS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 09:14:28 -0400

> I 'm forwarding this e-mail from the National Writers Union because it
> concerns our ability to earn a living. It concerns the Uniform
> Commercial
> Code Article 2B, originally meant to cover software licensing, but has
> now
> ballooned to take away some of the rights guaranteed writers (and
> graphic
> artists) under Copyright Law. For technical writers in particular,
> this
> Article 2B would make *us* responsible for the accuracy and content of
> our
> work--not our clients. In short, a client could give us lousy copy and
> no
> help and expect us to create a masterpiece. If we don't, they could
> take
> action, like withhold payment.
If this is true, which I doubt, I would assume that since copyright laws
are international, this would affect everyone in the world (that would
include those outside of the U.S.).


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