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Re: Mainline Modeler - Hundman Publishing
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I understand the LAW very well and yes when I signed my Carstens checks I
realized the same, and while it might have been presumed that I signed my rights
away with Hundman I never actually signed anything of the likes, so it would be
presumed I did retain them.
The Byline issue, well that was settled long ago and my Byline(s) are
protected whether it was Scuttle Butt, at the Interchange, Weekender
Project or whichever and I have used many, they are mine and I can share
them but they are mine.
But, even more than the law I would think it
a matter of business and ethics... again I would hole they would not
without my permission. I can't speak for someone else.
Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through
In a message dated 6/15/2017 5:35:05 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
Greg did you retain copyright of your articles that Hundman published? If
not, and you were compensated, they are most likely the property of the
publisher, and by transfer, thus property of the C&OHS.
While I did not write anything for Hundman, and do not know his author
agreements, I did write for Railroad Model Craftsman when published by
Carstens Publications INC. I recall the checks from Carstens had a clause on
the back stating when I endorsed the check (ie to cash/deposit) I was signing
over ownership of the article. This meant Carstens could do anything they
wanted, including reprinting/publishing, and I could not prevent them. At the
time Bill Schaumburg advised me to retain copyright of my material by
including a copyright notation on all work submitted. This permits me to use
my work as I wish.
I think this practice is pretty standard in the publishing world. I
undertand Kalmbach "buys" articles, and sometimes they sit for years before
getting published, if ever. By paying for the article, Kalmbach becomes the
owner and the author is prevented from publishing elsewhere.
Perhaps someone in the publishing industry or legal field can speak more
directly to this matter. But if you did not retain copyright, you may not have
control over material Hundman Publishing printed. That is my
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