ALLi's Copyright Bill of Rights explains the eight articles that determine an author's ability to earn from their creative work. To put this Bill of Rights together, we used these resources. We hope they help you better understand copyright and the role it plays in your author life.
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Baldwin, Peter. 2014. The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
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Doctorow, Cory. 2019. “Now EVERYBODY Hates the New EU Copyright Directive.” San Francisco, California: Electronic Frontier Foundation, January 18, 2019. Eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/now-everybody-hates-new-eu-copyright-directive
Doctorow, Cory. 2019. “Artists Against Article 13: When Big Tech and Big Content Make a Meal of Creators, It Doesn't Matter Who Gets the Bigger Piece.” San Francisco, California: Electronic Frontier Foundation, February 24, 2019. Eff.org/deeplinks/2019/02/artists-against-article-13-when-big-tech-and-big-content-make-meal-creators-it
Doctorow, Cory. 2019. “As the German Government Abandons Small Businesses, the Worst Parts of the EU Copyright Directive Come Roaring Back, Made Even Worse.” San Francisco, California: Electronic Frontier Foundation, February 5, 2019. Eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/german-government-abandons-small-businesses-worst-parts-eu-copyright-directive
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Giblin, Rebecca. 2019. “Does Australia Really Need Author Rights? A Response to Industry Pushback.” Canberra, Australia: The Authors Interest/Australian Research Council, March 11, 2019. Authorsinterest.org/2019/03/11/does-australia-really-need-author-rights-a-response-to-industry-pushback/
Giblin, Rebecca. 2018. “The Difference Between Copyright’s Rewards and Incentives (and What it Means for Getting Creators Paid).” Canberra, Australia: The Authors Interest/Australian Research Council, October 26, 2018. Authorsinterest.org/2018/10/26/the-difference-between-copyrights-rewards-and-incentives-and-what-it-means-for-getting-creators-paid/
Giblin, Rebecca. 2018. “Fat Horses & Starving Sparrows: On Bullshit in Copyright Debates.” Canberra, Australia: The Authors Interest/Australian Research Council, October 18, 2018. Authorsinterest.org/2018/10/18/fat-horses-starving-sparrows-on-bullshit-in-copyright-debates/
Hanson, Dave. 2019. “The Importance of Fair Use: A Fair Use Week Celebration.” Washington, DC: Fair Use Week/Fair Dealing Week, February 2019. http://fairuseweek.org/
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Mansfield, Katie. 2019. “Trade Bodies Welcome EU Breakthrough on Copyright Rules.” London, UK: The Bookseller (blog). Thebookseller.com/news/soa-and-ba-welcome-eu-breakthrough-copyright-rules-954026
Pickard-Whitehead, Gabriel. 2018. “What Does the EUs Article 13 Mean for Small Site Publishers?” Florida, USA: Small Business Trends. Smallbiztrends.com/2018/09/article-13.html
Ross, Orna. 2023. How Authors Sell Publishing Rights: ALLi’s Guide to Working with Publishers, Producers and Others (An Alliance of Independent Authors Guide: Self-Publishing Success Series, Volume 6). London, UK: Font Publications, 2023. Buy this book on Selfpublishingadvice.org/rights-licensing/. Or download it for free in the Members’ Zone.
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Woodhouse, Maia. 2019. “IP Enforcement in the Digital Age: Identifying Infringers in an Anonymous Online Environment.” Virginia, USA: IP Watchdog (blog). March 23, 2019. Ipwatchdog.com/2019/03/23/ip-enforcement-in-the-digital-age-identifying-infringers-online/id=107610/
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Yuvaraj, Joshua. 2019. “Reversion Laws: What’s Happening Elsewhere in the World?” Canberra, Australia: The Authors Interest/Australian Research Council (blog). April 4, 2019. Authorsinterest.org/2019/04/04/reversion-laws-whats-happening-elsewhere-in-the-world/