bto solicitors - Corporate & Commercial Business Lawyers Glasgow Edinburgh Scotland

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Author Contracts

Having the right form of author contract in place is vital for both the publisher and the author. Some of the important issues which should be addressed in the contract are:

  • The scope of the rights conferred by the contract Licence of copyright
  • Provisions for subsidiary rights
  • Indemnification against libel / defamation
  • Payments, royalties and advances

We can advise publishers and authors on the best author contract and assist in negotiations if required. We can also advise you in relation to the various Creative Commons licences and tools.

ContactPaul Motion, Partner T: 0131 222 2939

Lynn Richmond, Partner, Accredited Specialist in IP & Certified Specialist in Cyber Security: / 0131 222 2939

“The level of service has always been excellent, with properly experienced solicitors dealing with appropriate cases" Legal 500

Contact BTO


  • 48 St. Vincent Street
  • Glasgow
  • G2 5HS
  • T:+44 (0)141 221 8012
  • F:+44 (0)141 221 7803


  • One Edinburgh Quay
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9QG
  • T:+44 (0)131 222 2939
  • F:+44 (0)131 222 2949