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PostSubject: HarperCollins Morals Clause   Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:53 am

HC has added a new clause to their contracts.

"New language in the termination provision of the Harper’s boilerplate gives them the right to cancel a contract if “Author’s conduct evidences a lack of due regard for public conventions and morals, or if Author commits a crime or any other act that will tend to bring Author into serious contempt, and such behavior would materially damage the Work’s reputation or sales.” The consequences? Harper can terminate your book deal. Not only that, you’ll have to repay your advance. Harper may also avail itself of “other legal remedies” against you."

So... will I lose my contract if they see this? dead horse
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PostSubject: Re: HarperCollins Morals Clause   Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:43 pm

Sounds to me like they want to keep the back door unlocked in case a writer pulls a Tom Cruise or Mel Gibson and embarrasses everyone. I wouldn't worry about it... but then I'm not planning on robbing a bank or anything. bronco
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