Impact on Publication
For UW authors and editors, using copyrighted works presents additional
If you don't have permission to use the copyrighted work:
- Publisher may not accept the work
- You could assume liability
Most publishers ask authors to sign some kind of a statement that
certifies that the entire work is the original work of the author
or authors and that it does not contain any materials owned by someone
Publishers ask authors to provide documentation or licenses for
all materials that you have used. If you can't provide documentation
that supports your use of the materials, the publisher may decline
to publish the work.
Publishers further protect themselves and ask you to indemnify
them if they get sued for infringement. This means that you'll be
paying for their legal expenses, damages, losses and settlements,
as well as your own.
As a UW Publisher
When considering a work for publication, be sure to consider whether
or not you'll need to obtain permission to use other people's materials
and if so, obtain permissions early in the development process to
avoid any problems at the time of publication.