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Old July 19 2013, 04:34 PM   #426
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Re: IDW Star Trek Ongoing...

Steve Mollmann wrote: View Post
I imagine it's all down to how the original agreements were worded. Dark Horse can publish pre-DH Star Wars comics, but Bantam seems to still have the rights to its old Star Wars novels. (And its old Star Treks I think, though I don't know the last time I actually saw a copy of The New Voyages in a bookstore.)
Star Wars at Bantam a bit of an odd duck - Bantam was bought up by Random House (the current license holders) a few months before the switchover. So it could be that with the license they kept longer-term reprint rights (like seems to have happened with Trek), or it could just be the current license holder not paying to rebrand the next printing.

Steve Mollmann wrote: View Post
In the Doctor Who world, BBC Books (an imprint of Random House) can't reprint a Doctor Who novel from Virgin without specifically getting the rights to it.
Those books are also copyrighted by the author, not the BBC, aren't they?
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