The Licensing Issues Of Electronic Books

The decision of Random House, Inc. v. Rosetta Books, demonstrated that the publishing companies may hold rights in the work that does not include the right to publish the works in electronic format. This decision illustrated that technology that had not existed at the time that these contracts were entered into were not secured as well.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are Ebooks?
Who were the parties and the facts underlying the case?
What did the court determine?
Was this decision appealed and what was the determination?


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