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Rights and Copyright

Copyright, literally, is “the right to copy.” It guarantees the authors of creative works–including books, artworks, films, recordings, photographs–the exclusive right for a set period of time to allow other people to copy and distribute the work, by whatever means and in whatever media currently exist. It also prohibits copying and distributing without the author’s permission. You own copyright by law, automatically, as soon your work is fixed in tangible form–i.e., the minute you write down the words.

Quick Updates for 2009-11-04

Congratulations to @BrandonSandrson who is number 1 on the New York Times hardcover fiction list. # Welcome to SFWA Active member, Elizabeth Bear. http://www.elizabethbear.com/bib.html http://bit.ly/2uPXnP # @jchutchins Why yes, yes you should. And look…is that an application in my inbox? in reply to jchutchins # Welcome to SFWA's newest Active member J. C. Hutchins and […]

Quick Updates for 2009-11-01

Happy release day to @NicolePeeler and her novel Tempest Rising. http://bit.ly/21Du8E # RT @EllenKushner: Day of the Dead fest on plaza & in museum across from #wfc2009 hotel! # @stevegoldin We were very glad you were able to make the business meeting. Thanks for coming at that early hour. in reply to stevegoldin #

Quick Updates for 2009-10-31

Painful, we know, but the SFWA business meeting is at 8:30am in the Gold Room at World Fantasy on Saturday morning…. http://bit.ly/O9LYP # If you are up. We need one more Active member for quorum. Gold room on the ballroom level. Up the elevator, turn right. # RT @LAGilman: Interesting & useful discussion of Google […]