Keep your rights

THE (Times Higher Education) - - LETTERS -

Keith Taber (Let­ters, 3 May) is ab­so­lutely right that au­thors should refuse to waive their moral rights if a pub­lisher asks. The stan­dard le­gal text on au­thor/pub­lisher con­tracts, Clark’s Pub­lish­ing Agree­ments, of­fers clauses whereby au­thors as­sert and re­tain their moral rights, and never sug­gests that there should be clauses re­quir­ing waiver of such rights. The pub­lisher with which Taber has been deal­ing is ig­nor­ing best prac­tice and ad­vice on the mat­ter.

Charles Op­pen­heim

Vis­it­ing pro­fes­sor at sev­eral UK uni­ver­si­ties

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