Commentary

228 Internet bookshops and territorial rights

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY vol 21(2) copyright
| Commentary

228 Internet bookshops and territorial rights

| Commentary

228 Internet bookshops and territorial rights

The question of territorial rights is one that particularly concerns United Kingdom book publishers because English language books are read in many countries around the world, and exclusivity of publishing rights is an essential factor in the economics of publishing any particular work. In relation to works which are suitable for sale in the English language, both in the United Kingdom and in the United States of America, rights are generally shared between United Kingdom and American publishers as follows: the United Kingdom publisher will generally have the exclusive rights to publish in the

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