Talk:Google sued by thousands of authors over Google Print

Latest comment: 18 years ago by Brent Dax in topic Copyright statement
Considering as publishers are copyright holders to book contents

In what fantasy world is this? Most authors only give licenses for publishers to make limited use of their works in specific jurisdictions and particular media—or at least that's what my author mother (and common sense) says. Brent Dax (talk) 05:48, 22 September 2005 (UTC)Reply

IAAL (the shame).... Copyright is a knotty subject. The copyright for the words in a book subsists (initially at least) with the author. Copyright for the typesetting probably won't and is likely to be with the publisher (since the author is unlikely to have been the person who did the typesetting). Since copyright can be assigned, it may rest with your Aunt Sally for all I know. It's not really something that can be boiled down to a single statement without oversimplifying.
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