| Commentary

222 Introduction

| Commentary

2: ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING

222 Introduction

With the rapid development of digital technology, authors and publishers are increasingly looking beyond traditional print publishing and actively considering and exploiting the opportunities presented by new media. This raises new issues, in addition to all those problems associated with traditional print publishing.

Strictly speaking, the term ‘electronic publishing’ means no more than the making of works available to the public by electronic means and, being so vague, is best avoided in publishing agreements unless carefully defined. It usually refers to the publication of works in digitised electronic form, readable from a screen, whether the work is

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