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The resources in this guide are chosen to help you better understand issues surrounding intellectual property, including copyrights and citations. For even more information on nonprofits and copyright check out the Public Counsel Law Center's pamphlet.
Books in the Library
The Copyright Handbook by Stephen FishmanThis must-have handbook for writers and artists provides every necessary form to protect written expression under U.S. and international copyright law. With step-by-step instructions, it illustrates how to: register a written work with the copyright office, determine what works can be protected, transfer copyright ownership, define and avoid infringement, maintain electronic publishing rights.
Call Number: KF2995 .F53 2016
Publication Date: 2004-12-01
Getting Permission by Richard StimIf you're using copyrighted material, don't get sued--get permission! Online or off, before you use some or all of a song, photo, book, or any other work covered by copyright law, you need to get permission first. If you don't, you could end up facing legal action from the rights-holder. This easy-to-use book shows you how to get the rights you need, with step-by-step instructions and more than 30 forms. Find out when permission is required, who to ask, and when (and how much) you can expect to pay. Getting Permission explains: the copyright permission process the public domain ("free" content) how to figure out who owns a copyright website permissions the "fair use" rule school-related permissions license and merchandise agreements (including sample contracts and other forms) and much more. The 6th edition is updated with summaries of recent copyright and fair use cases, as well as dozens of real-life questions from the Dear Rich permissions blog. Downloadable forms available at nolo.com
The Public Domain by Stephen FishmanNeed content? Find public domain works free for the taking! Even though you've always been told otherwise, writers and artists can copy other people’s work and get away with it. Enter the world of the public domain, where everything is free for the taking, and the only secret to unlocking this treasure trove is knowing how to recognize free content and where to find it. With The Public Domain, you'll get specific information about finding copyright-free writings, music, art, photography, software, maps, databases, videos, and more.nbsp; Find out about: - how to find public domain materials - how to handle challenges to public domain claims - public domain ""gray areas"" - copyright protections and expirations - use of public domain art or film for advertising or other commercial purposes - web content in the public domain - how to research copyright office records - how to get permission to use work not in the public domain This edition of The Public Domain is completely updated with new case law, and new developments in the world of international copyright. The book also provides hundreds of resources to help you find public domain works. nbsp;
Call Number: KF3022 .F575 2014
Introduction to Intellectual Property
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