writers shouldn’t sign away…

…their rights to anything, especially not like this:

http://douglas-clegg.livejournal.com/83368.html

Make sure you read the comments, too:

“…Regardless of pay or no pay, ITW should not be requiring anyone to hand over intellectual property rights — no matter how innocent it seems — particularly those of writers who have paid a lot of money to be at this conference and to give their time on top of that for the panels….”

“…I’d really like to see other writers take up this stand, because there’s a principle involved here that I’m finding it both disheartening and unwriterly for a writer’s organization to push this kind of agenda on its members, let alone any writer.”

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