Copyright Handbook: What Every Writer Needs to Know

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This must-have handbook for writers and artists provides every necessary form to protect written expression under U.S. and international copyright law. Written in plain English, this must-have handbook illustrates everything you need to know about: how to register a written work with the copyright office what works can be protected when and how to use a copyright notice copyright protection for works for hire, adaptations, new editions, electronic mail, literary works and periodicals, and compilations (databases and catalogs) rights and duration of ownership transfer of copyright ownership what constitutes infringement and how to avoid it fair use: when and how copyrighted material can be used electronic publishing rights registration of multimedia works and multimedia rights how to protect written works on the Internet The 9th edition of The Copyright Handbook is completely updated to provide the latest case law, copyright registration forms and copyright regulations. It also provides a new section on permissions and releases. All forms are included as tear-outs and on CD-ROM.

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Copyright law is a complex field, and it's crucial for writers to understand what's entailed. Stephen Fishman covers what a copyright is, how it's created and protected, limitations and transfer of ownership, how long it lasts, and what copyright infringement is all about. There are chapters on copyright registration, copyright notice, and how to deal with errors or omissions. Fishman also wades into the issues of derivative works and compilations, works for hire, and jointly authored works. He also tackles the confusion of copyrights in the online world of electronic publishing; the book is worth its price for this chapter alone. The appendix contains a variety of sample forms and blank forms and a PC-formatted disk of the same material.

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Everything writers -- and anyone working with words – need to know about producing and protecting content both in print and online.

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