ALLi’s Copyright Bill of Rights sets out eight fundamental rights self-publishing authors need to be aware of in a globalised, digitised marketplace
Copyright law, policy, and practice underwrites the publication and sale of books. The income that every author and publisher receives derives from copyright law. Independent authors, who are both writers and publishers, and who actively manage their own publishing rights, need to understand the importance of copyright and how to assert their rights in the digital age.
In a digitized publishing ecosystem, how can we ensure that copyright law remains robust and flexible enough to offer the incentive, protection and reward it promises? How can we ensure that authors understand and avail of their economic and moral rights?
We present our answers to these important questions in the form of a Copyright Bill of Rights that builds on the work of previous authors and copyright activists to take into account the experience of self-publishing writers.