©hiseller of the Month

THE EVENING STANDARD wrote to contributors in November "Just to let you know that our commissions now will be offered and accepted on the basis that all copyright shall belong to Associated Newspapers Limited". The Guardian has also been writing to people it identifies as new contributors, asking them to sign all-rights terms and conditions.

Advice is - you guessed? - object. Talk to the editors. Educate them. Tell them you're quite happy renting them First British Serial rights, and even happier to talk about payment for additional rights.

Jan/Feb 1997

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