New Alliance Aims to Answer Authors' Questions About Rights

In theory, digital networks make it easy for authors to share their work with readers far and wide. In practice, writers sometimes don’t know what they’re allowed to do with their own books and articles.

What’s permitted under the terms of their publishing contracts, some of which were signed long before digital distribution? Who controls work that’s gone out of print? How can writers balance the desire to reach many readers with the need to earn income, meet