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References and Further Reading



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Alberge, Dayla. “Steinbeck estate urged to let the world read his werewolf novel.” The Guardian, 2021.

Buchman, M. L. Estate Planning for Authors. Buchman Bookworks, 2017.

Creative Commons. “Creative Commons CC0, No Rights Reserved License.” Creative Commons website.

Duboff, Leonard D. and Tugman, Sarah J., “A Primer on Estate Planning as a Writer, Jane Friedman.com, 2019

Hill, Gerald and Kathleen. “Fiduciary.” Law.com website.

Nettles, James P. Business Essentials for Writers. Author Essentials Publications, 2019.

Newton, Eric, “When a Writer Dies: Making Difficult Decisions About the Work Left Behind,” JaneFriedman.com, 2022

Rusch, Kristine Kathryn. “Estate planning series.” Kris Writes website.

Russell, Judy G., “Inheriting the Copyright.The Legal Genealogist, 2021.

Singletary, Michelle. “Here are the documents you need to bulletproof your wishes after you die.” Washington Post, 2018.

Wick, Julia. “The decades-long battle over John Steinbeck’s estate.” Los Angeles Times, 2019.

Wikipedia. “Advance healthcare directive (aka living will).” Wikipedia website.

—. Anti-Copyright Notice.

—. Creative Commons License.

—. Contract.

—. Executor.

—. Fair Use.

—. Intellectual Property.

—. Literary Estate

—. Partnership Agreement/Articles of Partnership.

—. Patent.

—. Power of Attorney.

—. Public Domain.

—. Trademark.

—. Trust Law.

—. Will and Testament.

Further Reading

Allen, Anne R. “What happens to your blog when you die?Anne R. Allen’s Blog, 2015.

Allen, Anne R. “Why every writer needs a social media executor now.” Anne R. Allen’s Blog, 2022.

Ambrogi, Bob. “Copyright Protection Company Enters Legal Tech Market With Launch of ‘ImageRights for Law Firms’.LawSites, 2022

Blatch, James and Dawson, Mark. “SPS-362: Estate planning for authors with Michael La Ronn.” SelfPublishingFormula.com, December 2022.

Botic, Christiana, and Reckdahl, Katy. “The Uphill Battle for LGBTQ People After Death.” The Washington Post, April 2023.

Butler, Isaac. “The disappearance of John M. Ford.” Slate website, 2019.

Dennis, Ralph. “The lost Hardman classics.” Crime Reads website.

Duranceau, Ellen Finnie. “Reclaiming Your Copyright After 35 Years: A New Opportunity.” MIT Libraries, March 2014.

Ellenberg, Ethan. “Life plus 70.” The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency website, 2018.

Jordan, Mary. The Retired Pilot Went to the Hospital. Then his Life Went into a Tailspin, The Washington Post, November 2023.

Rusch, Kristine Kathryn. “Business musings: Copyright Fun Part 3.” Kris Writes website, 2022.

Strauss, Victoria. “Rights vs. Copyrights: Untangling the Confusion. Writer Beware, April 2023.

Sussman, Anna Louie. “How dead artists continue producing work.” Artsy website.

Thomas, Lynne M. “What SFWA authors need to know about archiving their literary papers.SFWA website, 2011.

Waters, Audrey. “The labor of open.” Hack Education website, 2018. (Thoughts on Creative Commons from a woman blogger who used it.)