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The Copyright Guide: How You Can Protect and Profit from Copyrights (Fourth Edition)

The Copyright Guide: How You Can Protect and Profit from Copyrights (Fourth Edition)

by Lee Wilson

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"A definitive resource." —Midwest Book Review
A Clear, Friendly Reference for Using, Protecting, and Profiting from Copyright

Copyright may seem like a mystery, but it is actually quite easy to understand—as Lee Wilson demonstrates in The Copyright Guide, Fourth Edition. This resource explains everything you need to know to make copyright work for you, including how to license your copyrights, how to acquire the right to use the works of others, what copyright infringement is, how to protect your works from infringement, and how to avoid infringing on the works of others.
This is a must-read for anyone who creates or uses copyright—which, due to the explosion of information technology, is just about everyone! In plain language with scores of real-life examples, this newly updated edition addresses important issues in copyright, including:
  • How to secure copyright protection without a lawyer
  • What constitutes copyright infringement
  • How copyright law applies to new media
  • When parody is really infringement
  • How to handle copyright trolls

With informative tips and easy-to-use forms, The Copyright Guide will save you legal fees, make sure you avoid infringing on the works of others, and help you protect and profit from what you create.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621536994
Publisher: Allworth
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Series: Allworth Intellectual Property Made Easy
Edition description: 4th Edition
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lee Wilson is a Nashville writer and lawyer with extensive experience in the area of copyright. In private practice since 1984, she has written six books on intellectual-property law topics, most of which have been published in multiple editions, has served on the boards of several arts organizations, and is a frequent speaker on copyright issues.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 Copyright Protection 1

Chapter 2 Copyright Ownership 31

Chapter 3 Copyright Duration 43

Chapter 4 Determining Copyright Status 51

Chapter 5 Copyright Registration 71

Chapter 6 Copyright Infringement 83

Chapter 7 Other People's Copyrights 93

Chapter 8 Requesting Permissions 115

Chapter 9 Managing Permissions 123

Chapter 10 If You Want to Sue 137

Chapter 11 Licensing and Selling Copyrights 153

Chapter 12 Protecting Your Ideas 161

Chapter 13 Recapture of Copyrights 173

Chapter 14 Copyright and the Internet 181

Appendices 199

Appendix A Copyright Office Resources 201

Appendix B Fair Use Checklist 207

Appendix C Form Permission Request Letter 221

Appendix D Form Nonexclusive License of Copyright 227

Appendix E Form Exclusive License of Copyright 235

Appendix F Form Assignment of Copyright 243

Appendix G Form Work-for-Hire Agreement 251

Glossary 257

Index 277

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