[HNW] Thank you for the Informative Post

Lavolta Press fran at lavoltapress.com
Sat Jun 30 20:13:01 PDT 2007

Copyright duration for works created by individuals, being based on the 
person's lifespan and how long before death they created the work, is of 
course highly variable. As it can be very difficult to determine the 
"life" of a corporation, corporations all have a fixed term.


Wanda Pease wrote:
> Can you tell us why Corporate books get a longer copyright than books
> published by human authors (I know that the corporations are made up of
> humans - at least we think they're human - but it is the fictional
> "Corporation" that gets the copyright).  Do you know why the difference?
> A very good and straight forward explanation of book publishing, the costs,
> and current state.  Very well done and very informative.
> Thank you Fran.
> Wanda
>>When I wrote the above, I was trying to make people realize that a
>>tremendous amount of work, time, and money goes into writing and
>>publishing a book. That is, several years of time, and tens of thousands
>>of dollars, even for a very modest publishing project. Most copyright
>>owners; the publishers who help them produce their book;, and the
>>freelance editors, illustrators, book designers, indexers, and marketers
>>hired by either party, simply cannot afford to invest all this time and
>>money without recouping their investments and hopefully making a profit.
>>Frances Grimble
>>Lavolta Press Books on Historic Costuming and Needlework
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