Should I Add an Extra Author or Not?

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DariaAM
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Post by DariaAM » May 5th, 2021, 2:54 am

Hi everyone,

I am considering to record a book by Thornton W. Burgess and Harrison Cady called Billy Mink. Technically, there are two authors, but I am wondering if I should just add T. Burgess to the NEW PROJECT TEMPLATE GENERATOR and leave H. Cady out. I am determining to add H. Cady because he wrote other books with T. Burgess such as Lightfoot the Deer, Buster Bear, Mr. Mocker, etc ... but in all those stories, only T. Burgess is credited on them. Why? What should I do? :hmm:
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Post by TriciaG » May 5th, 2021, 5:09 am

From what I can tell, Harrison Cady was the illustrator, not an author. So he would not be included as an author.

P.S. Thornton W. Burgess died in 1965, so he's still under copyright in Australia. You would be breaking Australian copyright law if you recorded his works.

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Post by DariaAM » May 5th, 2021, 7:48 pm

Good grief! I can’t believe that I didn’t realize Harrison Cady was an illustrator! :oops: Thank you for confirming that. It’s pretty disappointing that Billy Mink is under copyright in Australia, let alone all Burgess’s books, but I am very grateful you let me know before I broke the copyright restrictions and got into big trouble! Next time, I’ll take careful precaution for this to never happen again. :wink:

Thanks Tricia,
Daria.
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