on The Creative Penn:
Language is powerful.
We choose words carefully in our written works because we understand their impact. They carry a message from one mind to another. They shape ideas. They can change lives.
But writers often use language carelessly when it comes to the business side of being an author, and it shows that many still don’t understand copyright, and how rights licensing can impact your publishing choices, as well as your financial future.
I’ve run across several examples of this recently in discussion with author friends and also online, so I thought it was time for a refresh on intellectual property (IP) — and how important it is to define terms as we move toward Web 3 and a new iteration of what ‘digital’ even means.