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Why is it so important to copyright materials? How is a copyright created? and How is copyrighted work protected on the Internet and in other electronic formats? are among the questions addressed in this survey of copyright law written specifically with the rights of writers in mind. Through clear and concise explanations and dozens of useful forms, this manual debunks myths such as the "Poor Man’s Copyright" (aka the "mail-the-manuscript-to-yourself" theory of protecting copyright) and examines the ...

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Overview

Why is it so important to copyright materials? How is a copyright created? and How is copyrighted work protected on the Internet and in other electronic formats? are among the questions addressed in this survey of copyright law written specifically with the rights of writers in mind. Through clear and concise explanations and dozens of useful forms, this manual debunks myths such as the "Poor Man’s Copyright" (aka the "mail-the-manuscript-to-yourself" theory of protecting copyright) and examines the difference between fair use and public domain, the definition of infringement and how to avoid it, how a writer may assert a claim, and how to obtain permissions to use copyrighted works such as song lyrics, pictures, and quotes. A survey of the most recent amendments to the Copyright Act and the impact of those changes is also included.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780967457994
  • Publisher: Legal Write Publications
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: Literary Law Guide Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Tonya Evans-Walls is the author of Literary Law Guide for Authors and is a literary and intellectual-property lawyer, a vice chair of the Sports, Entertainment, and Art Law Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. She lives in Philadelphia.
 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2007

    A must have book for writers

    This book, along with the attached CD-ROM is one of the best guides for an author when it comes to explaining in layman's terms about copyright issues. The author goes into great and useful detail about every aspect of the copyright process. Copyright forms in pdf form are included on the CD-ROM to help the author along. All of the possible traps and the danger of assuming your work is protected are covered. In all, it is a worthy companion of Literary Law Guide for Authors. Those of us who are serious writers should not miss getting both of these books.

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