Fletcher's book sparks debate about illustrators' copyright

Fletcher's book sparks debate about illustrators' copyright

Questions have been raised about whether it is advisable for illustrators to sign away their copyright to authors and publishers after it has emerged Tom Fletcher owns the copyright for the pictures in his forthcoming book. 

The issue has come to light after objections were voiced on Twitter about McFly band member Fletcher owning the copyright for illustrator Shane Devries' images in his forthcoming middle-grade novel, The Creakers, because of future plans to adapt the books for the stage, screen “and beyond”. The title will be published by Penguin Random House on 5th October.


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