The Pocket Legal Companion to Copyright: A User-Friendly Handbook for Protecting and Profiting from Copyrights

The Pocket Legal Companion to Copyright: A User-Friendly Handbook for Protecting and Profiting from Copyrights

by Lee Wilson

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Overview

In our age of unlimited, around-the-clock communication, copyright literacy has become a must for almost all of us, and everyone—informed or not—seems to have strong opinions about the rights of copyright owners and the rights of copyright users. This clearly written and objective book will reward readers with a more concrete understanding of our whole copyright system. Intellectual property lawyer Lee Wilson, author of six books on intellectual property law, explains how creators can preserve their copyrights, how users of copyrights can do what they want without obstructing the law, and how both can profit from copyrights overall. This indispensable, friendly manual includes guidelines for negotiating copyrights as well as form agreements, and is a must-have for anyone who wants to protect and profit from their own copyrights and use the copyrights of others—legally.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621532323
Publisher: Allworth
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Series: Pocket Legal Companions
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 270,480
File size: 585 KB

About the Author

Lee Wilson is a Nashville intellectual-property lawyer and writer. In practice since 1984, she has written six books on intellectual-property law topics (some in several editions), all published by Allworth Press. Her books include The Copyright Guide: A Friendly Guide to Protecting and Profiting from Copyrights; The Trademark Guide: Friendly Guide to Protecting and Profiting from Trademarks; and Fair Use, Free Use, and Use by Permission: Using and Licensing Copyrights in All Media. She has written for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment Law and Practice, has published numerous articles on intellectual-property law for Communication Arts magazine and the Publishers Marketing Association Independent, has served on the boards of numerous arts organizations, and is a frequent speaker to arts and academic groups. She lives and works in the woods north of Nashville, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Copyright Protection 7

Chapter 2 Copyright Ownership 35

Chapter 3 Copyright Duration 50

Chapter 4 Determining Copyright Status 60

Chapter 5 Copyright Registration 85

Chapter 6 Copyright Infringement 100

Chapter 7 Other People's Copyrights 113

Chapter 8 Requesting Permissions 131

Chapter 9 Managing Permissions 142

Chapter 10 If You Want to Sue 159

Chapter 11 Licensing and Selling Copyrights 179

Chapter 12 Protecting Your Ideas 190

Chapter 13 Recapture of Copyrights 203

Chapter 14 Copyright and the Internet 210

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