----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Sullivan" <
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> However, aren't there literary "works for hire" (the
way many musicians,
> artists, journalists, etc, were and are screwed)? For instance, who
> holds the copyright on the post-Pendleton Executioner books? Or other
> series, for that matter? Who holds the copyrights on all the
> pseudonymous Brett Halliday/Mike Shaynes? (Does Dennis Lynds own the
> copyright to all of his works or just to those for characters he
> created?) I have no idea about the answers to any of these questions,
> but I bet it's the publisher, not the hired writer.
> Don't we have a few writers here who have done pseudonymous work for
> name franchises like Shayne? Who owns the stories you wrote?
All the Executioners after the original run from Pinnacle
Books are copyrighted by the publisher, Worldwide Library.
Can't get to the books right now to check, but I assume all
the Mike Shayne novels by Lynds and others are copyrighted by
Brett Halliday. I know all the Shayne stories I wrote for
MSMM were copyrighted by Halliday. So it seems reasonable
that the stories are now owned by Davis Dresser's heirs,
whoever they are.
Best, James Reasoner
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