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Ten Principles for Fair Contracts Principle Contracts should not be forever As the author, you should benefit from the success of your creation Keep your options open Use it

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Ten Principles for Fair Contracts
Principle
Contracts should not be forever
As the author, you should benefit from the success of your creation Keep your options open
Use it or lose it
Ensure your work can reach its broadest possible audience Ensure the publisher is accountable to you for communicating all uses of your work Safeguard your reputation
Safeguard your future career
DoŶ͛tleave any decisions to the puďlisher͛s ǁhiŵ: defiŶe ͚reasoŶaďle͛Ifyou͛re goiŶg to split the profits, split the risk
Fair Contract Termswhat we Unfair Contract Termswhat wantwe don’t wantDefined time limits (especially important Unlimited time periods or automatic for eBooks: no such thingas ͞out ofrenewals priŶt͟) Advance and fair royalty rates including Buy out or lump sum contracts and especially for eBooks The Launch was Detailed scope of use and the rights you Assignment of copyright for all uses opened by are giving away now known and unknown Trevor Clarke, Assistant The ability to get your rights back (rights The publisher to retain rights reǀersioŶ) ǁheŶ they aDreirŶ͛etcutsoerdoGreneralthey͛re Ŷot usiŶgǁorks go ͞out of priŶt͟at WIPO The publisher to commit to producing No commitment to accessibility your work in accessible formats Detailed, transparent and regular royalty Lack of transparent reporting statements with an audit clause in the contract Moral rights to be asserted Moral rights waivers
The freedom for authors to develop their careers Delivery and acceptance terms clear
Indemnification only as far as is reasonable
Non-compete clauses binding authors to the publisher Reasons for the publisher to be able to reject your work arbitrarily Author being liable for matters in puďlishers͛ ĐoŶtrol
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