Writers' Rights

Freelance Journalism in a Digital Age

Author: Nicole S. Cohen

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773599770

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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As media industries undergo rapid change, the conditions of media work are shifting just as quickly, with an explosion in the number of journalists working as freelancers. Although commentary frequently lauds freelancers as ideal workers for the information age – adaptable, multi-skilled, and entrepreneurial – Nicole Cohen argues that freelance media work is increasingly precarious, marked by declining incomes, loss of control over one’s work, intense workloads, long hours, and limited access to labour and social protections. Writers’ Rights provides context for freelancers’ struggles and identifies the points of contention between journalists and big business. Through interviews and a survey of freelancers, Cohen highlights the paradoxes of freelancing, which can be simultaneously precarious and satisfying, risky and rewarding. She documents the transformation of freelancing from a way for journalists to resist salaried labour in pursuit of autonomy into a strategy for media firms to intensify exploitation of freelance writers’ labour power, and presents case studies of freelancers’ efforts to collectively transform their conditions. A groundbreaking and timely intervention into debates about the future of journalism, organizing precariously employed workers, and the transformation of media work in a digital age, Writers’ Rights makes clear what is at stake for journalism’s democratic role when the costs and risks of its production are offloaded onto individuals.

Author Law A to Z

A Desktop Guide to Writers' Rights and Responsibilities

Author: Sallie G. Randolph

Publisher: Capital Books

ISBN: 9781931868266

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

View: 2530

Complemented by charts, lists, and sample forms, this comprehensive legal guide to publishing law helps everyone from authors and editors to literary agents and journalists effectively negotiate the legal complexities of their field, offering a series of alphabetical entries, along with cross-references, case summaries, sample letters, checklists, and other useful material. Original.

The 9 Rights of Every Writer

A Guide for Teachers

Author: Vicki Spandel

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325007366

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 156

View: 4680

Grades K-12 In The 9 Rights of Every Writer Spandel invites nine published authors into a discussion of what makes writing work. Well-known novelists, researchers, science writers, and teacher-writers join this dynamic conversation, and together they draw vital conclusions about teaching strategies that both lead to growth in craft and allow good teaching to flourish. As you will discover, The 9 Rights of Every Writer weaves the philosophical into the practical, offering powerful, ready-to-use lessons that jumpstart the progress of the writers in your classroom and help them reach writing standards.

A Writer's Guide To Getting Published In Magazines

Author: Dianne DeSpain

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 1614171661

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

View: 1999

The definitive choice in how-to get published books, A Writer’s Guide to Getting Published in Magazines covers the topics every aspiring magazine writer must know in order to achieve success, including: Deciding your target audience and what magazines you want to approach; How to do your article research; Writing query letters and what to include in the query package; Writing an article proposal; How to decide what articles to write; A description of article types often open to freelancers; Finding an expert to interview; Sidebars, photos and clips; Protocol for working with editors; Manuscript formats and writing the actual article; Contracts, rights and the business side or writing for magazines. Written by an experienced freelancer whose byline appeared in most of the leading consumers’ magazines for over a decade, A Writer’s Guide to Getting Published in Magazines is a basic tool every aspiring magazine writer needs at the beginning of his or her career.

China Court Cases on Intellectual Property Rights

Author: ??

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041134190

Category: Law

Page: 361

View: 8886

This book presents, in extraordinary detail, sixteen landmark cases that profoundly affect the protection of intellectual property rights in China. Written by six prominent Chinese legal scholars and jurists - including judges who themselves participated in these decisions - each case is fully described and analysed: the parties and their representatives, the basic facts, the facts ascertained by the court, the evidence presented by plaintiffs and defendants, the judges' opinions with their arguments and reasoning, the unanimous conclusions, and the judgment, along with a wealth of deeply informed comment. Among the questions raised by these cases are the following: Is a website within the definition of a 'work' in copyright law, and thus protected? How should the acts of uploading and downloading of works from the Internet be classified? Can the concept of torts be applied in the Internet context? What is the legal liability of an Internet service provider? How is a defendant's 'unreasonable conduct' to be determined? Who is responsible for the determination of 'artistic value' - e.g., of clothing designs? What evidence must be presented to serve as sufficient proof that a domain name is a party's own creation? In what a manner should packaging and decoration be regarded? How should the 'author' in copyright conflict cases be identified? How should an unauthorized web link be judged? When do separate components assembled to create a product enjoy copyright protection? How should damages be determined? An introductory essay provides a detailed overview of the characteristics of China's intellectual property law as it continues to develop, with attention to such factors as the specific laws enacted, the various courts and tribunals to which IP cases are assigned, the progress of a case, starting from filing to winding up, regulations, reform programs, and rules of evidence. The editor puts forward his own proposals - particularly in light of the so-called 'interfering factors' - on reform of civil trial style in intellectual property cases. It is difficult to overstate the value of this book to anyone involved in business dealings in China. With its authoritative expertise, abundant detail, and thorough elucidation of the salient features of developing IP law and practice in China, it will serve interested parties for years to come.

The Writers

A History of American Screenwriters and Their Guild

Author: Miranda J. Banks

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813571405

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 342

View: 6611

Screenwriters are storytellers and dream builders. They forge new worlds and beings, bringing them to life through storylines and idiosyncratic details. Yet up until now, no one has told the story of these creative and indispensable artists. The Writers is the only comprehensive qualitative analysis of the history of writers and writing in the film, television, and streaming media industries in America. Featuring in-depth interviews with over fifty writers—including Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Carl Reiner, and Frank Pierson—The Writers delivers a compelling, behind-the-scenes look at the role and rights of writers in Hollywood and New York over the past century. Granted unprecedented access to the archives of the Writers Guild Foundation, Miranda J. Banks also mines over 100 never-before-published oral histories with legends such as Nora Ephron and Ring Lardner Jr., whose insight and humor provide a window onto the enduring priorities, policies, and practices of the Writers Guild. With an ear for the language of storytellers, Banks deftly analyzes watershed moments in the industry: the advent of sound, World War II, the blacklist, ascension of television, the American New Wave, the rise and fall of VHS and DVD, and the boom of streaming media. The Writers spans historical and contemporary moments, and draws upon American cultural history, film and television scholarship and the passionate politics of labor and management. Published on the sixtieth anniversary of the formation of the Writers Guild of America, this book tells the story of the triumphs and struggles of these vociferous and contentious hero-makers.

A Map of Hope

Women's Writing on Human Rights : an International Literary Anthology

Author: Marjorie Agosín

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813526263

Category: Fiction

Page: 369

View: 7664

A collection of seventy-seven extraordinary poems, essays, memoirs, and brief histories that document the ways women writers have spoken out about human rights issues, creating global consciousness and justice. Simultaneous.

The Real Nick and Nora

Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Writers of Stage and Screen Classics

Author: David L. Goodrich

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809326020

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 835

Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett wrote the screenplays for some of America’s most treasured movies, including It’s a Wonderful Life, The Thin Man, Easter Parade, Father of the Bride, Naughty Marietta, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Legendary films, indeed, but writing both the play and screenplay for The Diary of Anne Frank was their crowning achievement. Controlled chaos best describes their writing method. They discussed a scene at length, sometimes acting it out. Afterwards, they each wrote a draft, which they exchanged. “Then,” Frances said, “began ‘free criticism’—which sometimes erupted into screaming matches.” Noisy and contentious, the method worked splendidly. Enormously successful and remarkably prolific, Goodrich and Hackett began their thirty-four-year collaboration in 1928. Married after the first of their five plays became a hit, they were in many ways an unlikely pair. Frances, the privileged daughter of well-to-do parents, graduated from Vassar, then played minor parts on Broadway. Albert’s mother put him on stage at age five, when his father died, to help pay the bills, and he became a highly paid comedian. The Hacketts were known for their wit and high spirits and the pleasure of their Bel Air dinner parties. They waged memorable battles with their powerful bosses and were key activists in the stressful creation of the Screen Writers Guild. Once they had created Nick and Nora Charles, The Thin Man’s bright, charming, sophisticated lead couple, played memorably by William Powell and Myrna Loy, many people saw a strong resemblance, and the Hacketts acknowledged that they “put themselves into” Nick and Nora. The Real Nick and Nora is a dazzling assemblage of anecdotes featuring some of the most talented writers and the brightest lights of American stage and screen. The work was arduous, the parties luminous. On any given night the guests singing and acting out scripts at a party might include F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham, S. J. Perelman, Oscar Levant, Ogden Nash, Judy Garland, Abe Burrows, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Pat O’Brien, Dick Powell and June Allyson, Dashiell Hammett, Lillian Hellman, James Cagney, and Dorothy Parker.

Cultural Studies of Rights

Critical Articulations

Author: John Nguyet Erni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317979346

Category: Social Science

Page: 123

View: 393

At a time of global uncertainties and erosion of liberties, how will cultural studies clear a space for a parallel intellectual and political engagement with human rights practice? How will human rights thinking be liberated from its doctrinal approach to ethics and legal justice? This book forges an alliance between cultural studies and human rights scholarships, to help us better understand the changing and complex political context that continuously shapes contemporary violence. To date, interdisciplinary dialogue or institutional collaboration remains rare across the two domains, resulting in critical interpretive work appearing too vacuous at times and institutional legal work often trapped in doctrinalism. By opening a door for a new and engaging scholarship, this book will re-ignite debates and passions within communication and critical cultural studies in the search for global justice. This book was originally published as a special issue of Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies.

Writers' and Artists' Rights

Basic Benefits and Protections to Authors, Artists, Composers, Sculptors, Photographers, Choreographers, and Movie-makers Under the New American Copyright Law

Author: Donald Glassman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Copyright

Page: 104

View: 4909

"This book aims to inform an ever-widening circle of authors, artists, composers, editors, officials and others who, directly or indirectly are affected by the amended and revitalized United States Copyright Law (Title 17 of the U.S. Code) with took effect on January 1, 1978, the first major revision since 1909"--Preface.

Aspasia 2008

International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History

Author: Francisca De Haan,Maria Bucur,Krassimira Daskalova

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845456344

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 2105


The Writer and human rights

Author: Toronto Arts Group for Human Rights

Publisher: Anchor Press/Doubleday


Category: Political Science

Page: 294

View: 6314


Early French and German defenses of freedom of the press [electronic resource]

Elie Luzac's essay on Freedom of expression, 1749 and Carl Friedrich Bahrdt's On freedom of the press and its limits, 1787 in English translation

Author: John Christian Laursen,Johan Van Der Zande,Elias Luzac

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004130173

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 5155

This volume contains English translations of Elie Luzac's "Essay on Freedom of Expression" (1749) and Carl Friedrich Bahrdt's "On Freedom of the Press and its Limits" (1787). These texts demonstrate that the intellectual resources for defending modern intellectual freedom were not a monopoly of anglophone cultures.

Writing Human Rights

The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color

Author: Crystal Parikh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816697069

Category: American literature

Page: 326

View: 5010

The legal texts and aspirational ideals of human rights are usually understood and applied in a global context with little bearing on the legal discourse, domestic political struggles, or social justice concerns within the United States. In Writing Human Rights, Crystal Parikh uses the international human rights regime to read works by contemporary American writers of color--Toni Morrison, Chang-rae Lee, Ana Castillo, Aimee Phan, and others--to explore the conditions under which new norms, more capacious formulations of rights, and alternative kinds of political communities emerge. Parikh contends that unlike humanitarianism, which views its objects as victims, human rights provide avenues for the creation of political subjects. Pairing the ethical deliberations in such works as Beloved and A Gesture Life with human rights texts like the United Nations Convention Against Torture, she considers why principles articulated as rights in international conventions and treaties--such as the right to self-determination or the right to family--are too often disregarded at home. Human rights concepts instead provide writers of color with a deeply meaningful method for political and moral imagining in their literature. Affiliating transnational works of American literature with decolonization, socialist, and other political struggles in the global south, this book illuminates a human rights critique of idealized American rights and freedoms that have been globalized in the twenty-first century. In the absence of domestic human rights enforcement, these literatures provide a considerable repository for those ways of life and subjects of rights made otherwise impossible in the present antidemocratic moment.

The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers

A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers

Author: Thomas A. Crowell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136067418

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

View: 4693

* You have an idea you want to pitch to a production company; how do you safeguard your concept? * There's a painting in the background of your independent film; is it necessary to clear the rights? * The screenplay you and a friend wrote gets optioned; how do you split the proceeds fairly? * How do you get a script to popular Hollywood actors or deal with their agents? Find quick answers to these and hundreds of other questions in The Pocket Lawyer for Film and Video, the next best thing to having an entertainment attorney at your beck and call. Written by a TV-producer-turned-entertainment-lawyer, this no-nonsense reference provides fast answers in plain English: no law degree required! The Pocket Lawyer is designed to help producers reduce legal costs by providing the vital information needed to make informed decisions on the legal aspects of film, video, and TV productions. Film and video production is a litigation lighting rod: actors get hurt, copyrights are infringed, and contracts are broken. Big-budget producers have lawyers on retainer, but many independent filmmakers are left legally exposed. Arm yourself with the practical advice in this book. You will not only avoid common pitfalls, but become empowered in your daily work. Too many otherwise competent producers turn over every aspect of the deal negotiations to their lawyers and agents. This book explains the principal deals common to every production, putting producers back in the co-pilot seat with their representatives. The format is carefully designed for quick reference, so you get the answers you need, fast. Features include: * Clause Companion: explains the meaning and impact of typical contract clauses, taking the headache out of reading them. * F.A.Qs: instantly answers the most commonly asked legal questions. * Warnings: alerts you to critical areas and common mistakes. * Pro-Tips: advice on unions, escrow accounts, etc. for producers who want to distribute their video widely.

Natural Rights and the New Republicanism

Author: Michael P. Zuckert

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691059709

Category: History

Page: 410

View: 8874

In Natural Rights and the New Republicanism, Michael Zuckert proposes a new view of the political philosophy that lay behind the founding of the United States. In a book that will interest political scientists, historians, and philosophers, Zuckert looks at the Whig or opposition tradition as it developed in England. He argues that there were, in fact, three opposition traditions: Protestant, Grotian, and Lockean. Before the English Civil War the opposition was inspired by the effort to find the "one true Protestant politics--an effort that was seen to be a failure by the end of the Interregnum period. The Restoration saw the emergence of the Whigs, who sought a way to ground politics free from the sectarian theological-scriptural conflicts of the previous period. The Whigs were particularly influenced by the Dutch natural law philosopher Hugo Grotius. However, as Zuckert shows, by the mid-eighteenth century John Locke had replaced Grotius as the philosopher of the Whigs. Zuckert's analysis concludes with a penetrating examination of John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon, the English "Cato," who, he argues, brought together Lockean political philosophy and pre-existing Whig political science into a new and powerful synthesis. Although it has been misleadingly presented as a separate "classical republican" tradition in recent scholarly discussions, it is this "new republicanism" that served as the philosophical point of departure for the founders of the American republic.

Raindance Writers' Lab

Write + Sell the Hot Screenplay

Author: Elliot Grove

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113605569X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 3231

If you're looking for a straightforward, practical, no-nonsense guide to scriptwriting that will hold your hand right the way through the process, read on! The Raindance Writers' Lab guides you through the tools that enable you to execute a strong treatment for a feature and be well on the way to the first draft of your script. Written by the creator of the Raindance Film Festival himself, Elliot Grove uses a hands-on approach to screenwriting based on his many years of experience teaching the subject for Raindance training. He uses step-by-step processes illustrated with diagrams and charts to lend a visual structure to the teaching. Techniques are related to real-life examples throughout, from low budget to blockbuster films. The Companion Website contains interviews with British writers and directors as well as a handy series of legal contracts, video clips and writing exercises. In this brand new 2nd edition, Grove expands on his story structure theory, as well as how to write for the internet and short films. The website also contains sample scripts and legal contracts, a writing exercise illustrated with a video clip, a folder full of useful hyperlinks for research, and a demo version of Final Draft screenwriting software.