subsidiary rights

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subsid′iary rights′
rights to publish or produce in different formats or media a work based on an original literary property.
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There she learned to do everything from selling foreign and subsidiary rights to acquisitions, publicity, and sales.
Aquila Polonica controls all subsidiary rights for "The Auschwitz Volunteer." To date, the following translation rights have been licensed: Chinese-complex; Chinese-simplified; Finnish; German; Italian; Japanese; Portuguese (Portugal).
Licensing is detailed in the subsidiary rights (subrights) clauses and is of growing importance because of digital aggregation and distribution.
Rights issues: In publishing contracts these days, ebook rights are negotiated and listed along with all other subsidiary rights. The contract clearly spells out whether or not the paper book publisher can publish the ebook version.
A single database would encourage publishers abroad to purchase subsidiary rights to Egyptian titles, Habeeb says, because, "why would a Jordanian publisher buy the subsidiary rights to a book in Egypt without having some kind of sales data to know how the book is doing?"
Licensing divisions are assuming roles formerly handled in other areas; witness Warner's recent launch of a clip library for advertisers that would have fallen to subsidiary rights in another part of the company, or the blending of licensing and marketing under one umbrella at Universal.
We will do away with subsidiary rights participation, so that playwrights will only give back their own earnings to a theatre when they earn as much per year as their artistic directors; then, and only then, will writers give tax-deductible donations to the not-for-profit theatres that produce them, out of gratitude and choice (rather than giving away 40 percent of their New York income by fiat).
A BREWING DISAGREEMENT over subsidiary rights has resulted in an Off Broadway production of Craig Lucas' "A Prayer for My Enemy" getting yanked from the upcoming Roundabout Theater Company season.
also argues that humans have three fundamental natural rights: to life, bodily integrity, and to freedom of action, the last of which makes it possible to transfer subsidiary rights. Even if one might be unconvinced by a pluralistic, naturalistic foundation for objective morality in universal human rights, one could note that humans in society would have the ability, if not the "liberty right," to engage in commissive acts, and that would be sufficient to support (3).
[laughs] As you work longer at the press--I started in sales, I've been the director of subsidiary rights, then I became an editor seven years ago--you realize there is no dichotomy between scholarship and commercial success, or at least not as much of a dichotomy as it is made out to be.
* Subsidiary rights forms for foreign language translation rights, OEM licenses, and web-enabled publishing licenses.
Clare Wellnitz, director of subsidiary rights at Columbia University Press, said: "Including the Columbia Encyclopedia in such a new and exciting concept as xrefer's new library service made perfect sense.