[INDOLOGY] Publishing contracts

Richard Mahoney | Indica et Buddhica r.mahoney at indica-et-buddhica.org
Thu Mar 17 03:24:35 UTC 2016

Dear Will,

On 2016-03-17 14:57, Will Sweetman wrote:
> In the last few months I've been asked to sign two contracts with 
> Indian publishers which included what seem to me to be very sweeping 
> liability statements.


> I think academics too often sign contracts without any negotiation, 
> and I'd be very interested to hear (whether on or off list) whether 
> others have been successful in getting contracts amended.
> Best wishes
> Will

I'd say it would be prudent to have such contracts reviewed by
commercial solicitors with international experience and perhaps also by
a firm of patent attorneys. Cost is an issue but most firms would be
willing to have a chat to give you a sense of what you and your
colleagues might be up for. `Frankenstein' contracts are not unknown.

Best, Richard

Richard Mahoney | Indica et Buddhica

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