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Posted by Jack Fay on January 16, 2001 at 15:20:05:
For about 4 years I have been writing a monthly column in a magazine for professionals of a certain field. I have been working without a contract. Now, the magazine publisher wants me to sign an Independent Contractor's Agreement that says:
Writer agrees that
-the Work will not be published in any other magazine or publication before the Publisher first publishes the work.
-the Publisher has reprint rights for each Work to which the Publisher may create, distribute and or sell reprints of the Works in various forms with additional consideration to the Writer.
-the Publisher has additional rights to publish the Works in electronic and digital forms, including Internet media or CD-ROM with additional consideration to the Writer.
-the Publisher has the right to publish a Work in one or more other of the Publisher's publications after it has appeared in the original publication without additional consideration to the Writer.
-the Publisher has the right to use Writer's name, photograph or likeness in connection with such Works.
Am I giving away too much? If you can't answer, please advise me as to who can. Thanks.
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