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  • krisburgos

    December 15, 2021 at 10:20 am
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    After speaking to our legal guru Kristian, he looked over the agreements everyone signed and basically said…

    1) CBS can print these copies and distribute them at will.

    2) CBS can print the copies and charge enough to recoup costs. This would include costs of not just printing, but distribution, marketing etc.

    2a) Now … getting to allowing creators to sell these. there is something in copyright law called the “first sale doctrine” which basically means that once you legally sell a copy of a copyrighted work, the subsequent purchaser can do whatever they want with the copy, subject to some exceptions. This is how, for example, you can sell books and CDs on eBay without violating copyright law. If CBS prints the anthologies and sells them at cost to the creators, the creators can do whatever they want with the copies (the whole copies — they cant cut them into pieces and sell the individual issues for example).