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Authors of Delhi Riots Book Send Legal Notice to Bloomsbury, claim thattheir Actions Amounts to a Breach of Contract

Lawstreet Journal 25 Aug 2020 11:29pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Business Authors of Delhi Riots Book Send Legal Notice to Bloomsbury, claim thattheir Actions Amounts to a Breach of Contract

On Sunday, the authors of “Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story” have sent a legal notice to Bloomsbury India stating that their actions in withdrawing from the book, amount to a breach of contract. The publication had withdrawn the book just before a month of its release after condemnation from the netizens over the announcement of a launch event with BJP leader Kapil Mishra among the “guest of honor”. However, the authors have now decided to get the book published by Garuda Prakashan Pvt. Ltd.

The authors had written a letter via an email to Bloomsbury India asking them about the withdrawal of the contract, which was informed them over a phone. Earlier, it was informed that the decision was taken due to the pressure from Bloomsbury UK to disassociate from the aforesaid book. 

Monika Arora, one of the authors and an advocate, stated that the actions of breaching the contract attract Civil and Criminal liability and that, the publishing house can be held responsible for damaging the authors’ reputation and causing mental agony. The author also mentioned that, while the copyrights, material, and previous drafts of the book are with the publishing house, they do not have the right to abandon the book. "All copyrights are with you, all material is with you, all previous drafts are with you. We designed the cover which was done and redone by your team and our team over the past month and the final designed cover sent to you by the authors and you approved… Continue Reading...

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