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Aventura eBooks - Books for the 21st Century

Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words when short are best of all.
Winston Churchill

The profession of book-writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
John Steinbeck

Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Copyright and  Permissions - Aventura eBooks

As an author, it is very important that you understand that if you have used copyrighted text, images, art, screenshots, song or poem lyrics, or other content elements from any other source (printed, online, or in any other form) in your book, you must have obtained prior permission to use those items from the copyright holder. The Fair Use doctrine may apply, where you are not required to obtain permission, but this is very limited and what constitutes Fair Use can be confusing and unclear.

We have listed some guidelines here:

Duration of copyright:

The 1988 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act states the duration of copyright:

For literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works is:

  • 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the last remaining author of the work dies.
  • If the author is unknown, copyright will last for 70 years from end of the calendar year in which the work was created, although if it is made available to the public during that time, (by publication, authorised performance, broadcast, exhibition, etc.), then the duration will be 70 years from the end of the year that the work was first made available.

For Typographical arrangement of published editions :

  • 25 years from the end of the calendar year in which the work was first published.

Restricted Acts:

It is an offence to perform any of the following acts without the consent of the owner:

  • Copy the work.

  • Rent, lend or issue copies of the work to the public.

  • Adapt the work

The author of a work, or a director of a film may also have certain moral rights:

  • The right to be identified as the author.

  • Right to object to derogatory treatment.

Allowable Acts:

Fair dealing is a term used to describe acts which are permitted to a certain degree without infringing the work, these acts are:

    • Private and research study purposes.
    • Performance, copies or lending for educational purposes.
    • Criticism and news reporting.
    • Incidental inclusion.

Useful addresses:

      Intellectual Property Office
      Concept House
      Cardiff Road
      South Wales
      NP10 8QQ
      Tel: 0300 300 2000

      Copyright Licensing Agency
      Saffron House
      6-10 Kirby Street
      EC1N 8TS
      Tel: 020 7400 310

Download Example Permissions Letter:

You can download an example of the type of letter needed to apply for copyright permission.
Download Permissions Application Letter Here

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