first e-rights

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first e-rights pl (plural only)

  1. (copyright law) The right to publish a work for the first time in electronic form.
    • 2003, Technically you have used "first e-rights" and can no longer sell it as an unpublished story/article ... Once a story is printed on the web, first e-rights have been used but first print rights are still available. — Tina Morgan Know Your Rights, appearing in Fiction Factor: The online magazine for fiction writers.