Publishing And Distribution Agreement
The author grants the publisher certain rights to his material for the duration of the contract. These rights may include the right to publish, communicate and distribute online and sublicensing. These rights are only granted to this publisher. As long as the agreement is in force, the author cannot grant the same rights to anyone. The duration of the agreement may vary, some agreements may be permanent or unlimited. If the license contains the right to sublicensing, the publisher can transfer the rights granted to it to third parties, for example. B to allow another publishing house to publish the book in another area. Publication agreements vary by publisher and vary depending on whether or not the book is published in the form of a book, chapter, journal article or conference paper. Some publishers do not use publishing agreements; in this case, they have only the right to publish the work for specific purposes. If an author sends an article to a particular magazine. B and there is no agreement, the publisher can only publish the article in the issue for which it was transmitted. They would not be able to publish the article in an annual collection of popular articles without the author`s permission. The author grants the publishing house all rights as an author and owner of the copyright.
This means that if the author wants to do something with the work (for example. B deposit it in an open-access repository) makes it available on its own website, provide copies to colleagues, it must obtain permission from the publisher. In some cases, the publisher may give back to the author certain rights that allow him to perform certain actions such as those described above. The transfer of copyright is generally permanent, unless the agreement indicates something else. If the author assigns copyright to the publisher; The publisher may also, at its sole discretion, enter into agreements with other parties regarding the use of the work. The editor can do it z.B. License your material so it can be included in a subscription database or order a translation. It is customary for authors to assign copyrights to the magazine or publisher in magazine articles. In general, when a book is published, the author licenses the publisher. The agreement also details the duration of the agreement and whether it can be terminated or not. An indeterminate contract is in effect until it is terminated. The agreement should explain how the agreement can be terminated if the author or publisher chooses to do so.
If the contract is irrevocable, it means that it cannot be terminated. An irrevocable permanent agreement means that the agreement is permanent and will be valid for an indefinite period. Some agreements have a duration and expire at the end of the period.