All Rights Reserved – Who Owns the Copyright?

As writers, we need to be careful when signing contracts from publishers, whether our work is appearing in full length books or magazines. While most Canadian literary journals and publishing companies are careful to leave copyright ownership with the author, it’s helpful to familiarize ourselves with some of the terminology out there. These are a few sites I’ve found useful:

The Canadian government’s guidelines on copyright: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/h_wr02281.html

The Canadian Authors Association answers on copyright: https://canadianauthors.org/national/faq/

Access Copyright: https://www.accesscopyright.ca

And a few notes from Ryerson:

https://library.ryerson.ca/copyright/resources/general-copyright-information/copyright-basics/

These are some American websites that give helpful information on wording to look for and avoid when signing publishing contracts:
https://www.pw.org/content/copyright

https://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/copyright.html

https://www.press.uchicago.edu/infoServices/permissions.html

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