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  1. #21
    Don't most publishers file for copyrights?

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all trades View Post
    Don't most publishers file for copyrights?
    Register copyright on the author's behalf, you mean?

    Yeah, I think most do. And at least some of them have deep enough pockets to follow through if there's need for court involvement. I was talking more about self-published stuff.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Bayview View Post
    Register copyright on the author's behalf, you mean?

    Yeah, I think most do. And at least some of them have deep enough pockets to follow through if there's need for court involvement. I was talking more about self-published stuff.
    Is it really on the author's behalf? Or the publishing company's?

    If there is a dispute over something really big, there would be lawyers willing to take the case for a share of the award. They take the risk. It happened just recently with Star Trek and the Axanar lawsuit.

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all trades View Post
    Is it really on the author's behalf? Or the publishing company's?

    If there is a dispute over something really big, there would be lawyers willing to take the case for a share of the award. They take the risk. It happened just recently with Star Trek and the Axanar lawsuit.
    The publishing company doesn't hold copyright, not unless the company is VERY unethical and the author VERY gullible (or if the writing was work-for-hire). So there's no way for a publishing company to register copyright except for on behalf of the author.

    And, yes, if there's enough money involved lawyers may work on a contingency basis, but also if there's enough money involved the author wouldn't NEED the lawyers to work on a contingency basis. But even if there's a lot of money involved, the defendant(s) may be judgment-proof, either due to being in a different jurisdiction where court orders won't be enforced or due to having insufficient assets. And if a law firm that was thinking about working on a contingency discovers that the defendant is judgment-proof, they'll likely stop working.

    For the vast majority of authors, the cost of a copyright infringement lawsuit is prohibitive.

  5. #25
    Bullets and adult diapers are cheaper than lawyers.

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