Posted on 10/25/2018 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Warning for those of you prone to earworms: You may want to skip this post or prepare your trusty cure for annoying ditties.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch uses Jimmy Buffett’s empire as an illustration of just how valuable intellectual property is — and hence why you should fiercely guard your copyrights.

And being an indie writer won’t automatically protect you, she says.

The conglomerates that own many big publishing companies have a new business model these days: snap up as much intellectual property as they can and wait to see when they can milk it.

Sure, it’s crappy, but it’s legal ... and also preventable.

Rusch explains the game in full detail and recommends some reading material to help you protect yourself on her blog.  

Categories: Behind the scenes

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