May 30, 2012
IF I PUBLISH SOMETHING ONLINE MYSELF, WHAT HAPPENS TO FIRST RIGHTS? | printable version
Good morning, Ang,
I have a question about first electronic rights. I have a writing blog where I "publish" a lot of my writing, including short stories, articles and poetry. If I've published something on my blog, can I no longer submit it to anyone requesting first electronic rights? My blog is set to public, but I don't have a ton of followers or anything. Do you know the legal ramifications on this?
Once you publish something online yourself, first electronic rights have been taken - by you. The only way to sell first rights to anyone is on something that has never been published.
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