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MoiraYoung
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Braille publishing rights

Post by MoiraYoung » March 10th, 2010, 1:55 pm

Quick question - Are braille publishing rights considered separate, or part of something else?

According to one of my braille-reading friends, they're part of electronic rights, "because in order to create braille files the person making the braille needs an electronic file", but I was curious if anyone happens to know for certain.

Edited to clarify: by "braille publishing rights", I'm talking about the braille version of any book sold to a publisher.

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Re: Braille publishing rights

Post by Nathan Bransford » March 10th, 2010, 6:28 pm

Braille and other rights related to serving the handicapped are often granted to publishers, though of course it depends on the contract.

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Re: Braille publishing rights

Post by MoiraYoung » March 12th, 2010, 11:00 am

Hm, interesting. It makes sense, since at my job we often go through the publishers to obtain their PDF and e-text files for our print-impaired students, but I wonder where that leaves authors who *want* to make their works available.

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