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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Author: Mari Adkins

Appalachian gothic fiction writer - my works reflect a love of literature flavored by the darkness and magic residing in these ancient mountains. In my spare time, I'm a Simmer, I tumbl, I journal, but I always have a very strange sense of humor. I have lived away from the mountains and lived deep in the mountains. I currently live in Central Kentucky with my lifepartner and his cat. The mountains, their culture, their superstitions, their particular magics, will always be in my blood.