He was born in Llanduff, South Wales, of Norwegian parents, inand educated in English boarding-schools. Then, in search of adventure, the young Dahl took a job with Shell Oil in Africa.
Typically, the first owner of a copyright is the person who created the work i. If more than one person created the work, then a case of joint authorship can be made provided some criteria are met.
In the copyright laws of various jurisdictions, there is a necessity for little flexibility regarding what constitutes authorship. The United States Copyright Officefor example, defines copyright as "a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States title 17, U.
Code to authors of "original works of authorship". Any person or entity wishing to use intellectual property held under copyright must receive permission from the copyright holder to use this work, and often will be asked to pay for the use of copyrighted material.
After a fixed amount of time, the copyright expires on intellectual work and it enters the public domain, where it can be used without limit. Copyright laws in many jurisdictions — mostly following the lead of the United States, in which the entertainment and publishing industries have very strong lobbying power — have been amended repeatedly since their inception, to extend the length of this fixed period where the work is exclusively controlled by the copyright holder.
The person who inherits the copyright is not the author, but enjoys the same legal benefits. Questions arise as to the application of copyright law. How does it, for example, apply to the complex issue of fan fiction?
If the media agency responsible for the authorized production allows material from fans, what is the limit before legal constraints from actors, music, and other considerations, come into play? Additionally, how does copyright apply to fan-generated stories for books?
What powers do the original authors, as well as the publishers, have in regulating or even stopping the fan fiction? This particular sort of case also illustrates how complex intellectual property law can be, since such fiction may also involved trademark law e.
Authors may portion out different rights they hold to different parties, at different times, and for different purposes or uses, such as the right to adapt a plot into a film, but only with different character names, because the characters have already been optioned by another company for a television series or a video game.
An author may also not have rights when working under contract that they would otherwise have, such as when creating a work for hire e.
Philosophical views of the nature of authorship[ edit ] Mark Twain was a prominent American author in multiple genres including fiction and journalism during the 19th century. In literary theory, critics find complications in the term author beyond what constitutes authorship in a legal setting. In the wake of postmodern literaturecritics such as Roland Barthes and Michel Foucault have examined the role and relevance of authorship to the meaning or interpretation of a text.
Barthes challenges the idea that a text can be attributed to any single author.
He writes, in his essay "Death of the Author"that "it is language which speaks, not the author".Drawing or writing well is usually all a comic book publisher requires of its staff and freelancers, though earning a bachelor’s degree in a field related to your specialty, such as writing or drawing, can help.
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7 ANALYZING THE AUTHOR’S PURPOSE AND TECHNIQUE he writer’s overall purpose determines the techniques he or she uses. The writer’s reason for writing a particular article or book may be manipulative, as in propaganda.