This book and the accompanying electronic download is a major new edition and allows you access to thousands of skillfully drafted contract clauses across a range of industries and scenarios which you can edit and adapt. It has been used by lawyers, agents, distributors, producers, authors, trade and regulatory organisations and commercial companies since 1996.

Samples of the types of agreements include commissioning, production, distribution and sponsorship agreements, exclusive licences, location access, buyouts and assignments, merchandising and sub-licensing to third parties.

It is a great stepping stone from a contract law course – and a useful training tool and resource as it helps you understand the actual issues and the variety of choices which are made relating to copyright and contracts in the real world. This book will fast track your ability to understand copyright, rights and contracts to another level and be used routinely for inspiration and ideas.

The clauses will help you protect your copyright, limit your liability, restrict the scope of an indemnity and encourage you to increase your potential revenue.

The sub-section relating to the Internet, Websites and Apps has been expanded as have many sections throughout the book. There are numerous definitions including Rights, Gross Receipts, Territory and Title. You are able to research potential topics by name and use the extensive cross references in the index.

The whole purpose of this book is to help you understand what terms you could negotiate which are to your advantage; to be able to propose actual clauses when you ask for amendments to a contract; and to ensure that you draft documents which cover all the important topics.

The aim is to improve your background knowledge of contract drafting which in turn will develop your negotiation skills. Each clause in this book is like a building block in the steps to create a contract. Clauses are deliberatedly drafted in a wide variety of ways – and favour one party or the other. There are eight new articles; a new section on Codes and Policies and hundreds of new clauses.

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Company and Commercial Law online service.

Product details

Published 12 Jan 2022
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 7th
Extent 1178
ISBN 9781526512161
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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