Hi, Thank you for your question and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I will assist you. There are two elements here (i) The creation of a new copyright in an original translation of the works (ii) Whether electronic publishing is covered by this agreement. Undoubtedly you are the owner of the translation, and i would agree the wording above does not preclude electronic publication. That said this agreement would only be policed by the other publisher so to speak - if you did publish the new translation in any format, you have to expect that they will try and claim have infringed their rights. Have you approached them to ask for consent?
Hi, Thank you. There is no statutory definition of "Mechinical Means" - so I would certainly expect that to be an argument that it would cover e publishing. If you want a good IP the best place to start searching is the Law Society - www.lawsociety.org.uk.
In the mean time I am happy to assist with any questions you have on copyright or the agreement? Kind regards AJ
Hi, Thank you. This is really just a question and answer service and we cannot act directly. I can assist you with any questions you have. As a first approach you may want to try and save the expense of a lawyer by having a meeting to discuss whether they have any future epublishing plans? I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards AJ