Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off [NOOK Book]

Overview

Using copyrighted materials? Get permission and stay legal

If you plan to use any copyrighted material for your own purposes, you need to get permission first from the owners of that work. If you don't, you could find yourself slapped with an expensive and time consuming ...
See more details below
Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$22.99
BN.com price
(Save 34%)$34.99 List Price

Overview

Using copyrighted materials? Get permission and stay legal

If you plan to use any copyrighted material for your own purposes, you need to get permission first from the owners of that work. If you don't, you could find yourself slapped with an expensive and time consuming lawsuit.

Getting Permission tackles the permissions process head on without the legalese. It shines the light on whom to ask for permission, as well as when and how much to expect to pay for permission. Comprehensive and easy to read, the book covers:

- the permissions process
- the public domain
- copyright research
- fair use
- academic permissions
- the elements of a license and merchandise agreement
- the use of a trademark or fictional character
- and much more

Getting Permission includes agreements for acquiring authorization to use text, photographs, artwork, and music, whether it's found online or off. The edition of this essential guide is completely updated to reflect the latest laws and court decisions. Plus, read an all new collection of practical, real life FAQs, based on author Richard Stim's popular intellectual property blog, Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog.

With Downloadable Forms
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Computer Currents
The book offers excellent advice and guidance for licensing content, transferring information and linking to other sites.
Tech Trends
The best guide to getting permissions of all types written to date.
The McHugh Memo
The book at the top of my recommendations is Getting Permission.... I have waited a long time for a book of this excellence, depth and breadth in rights and permissions. Stim has written an extraordinarily helpful book.
Midwest Book Review
"Creates a winning survey highly recommended for any general lending library...this comes from an attorney and is a 'must' for any seeking copyright and permission details."
From the Publisher
"Creates a winning survey highly recommended for any general lending library...this comes from an attorney and is a 'must' for any seeking copyright and permission details." Midwest Book  

“The best guide to getting permissions of all types written to date.”  Tech Trends

“A comprehensive book you can turn to for guidance.”  Training Magazine

Computer Currents
The book offers excellent advice and guidance for licensing content, transferring information and linking to other sites.
Tech Trends
The best guide to getting permissions of all types written to date.
The Indie Band Survival Guide
We recommend a detailed book on the subject, Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off...
The McHugh Memo
The book at the top of my recommendations is Getting Permission.... I have waited a long time for a book of this excellence, depth and breadth in rights and permissions. Stim has written an extraordinarily helpful book.
— John B. McHugh
Training Magazine
A comprehensive book you can turn to for guidance.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413319347
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 10/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 684,576
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Attorney Richard Stim specializes in small business, copyright, patents, and trademark issues at Nolo. He practices law in San Francisco and has represented photographers, software developers, craftspeople, publishers, musicians, and toy designers. He is the author of many books, including Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference, and Profit From Your Idea. Stim regularly answers readers' intellectual property questions at Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Your Legal Companion

1. Introduction to the Permissions Process

Permission: What Is It and Why Do I Need It?The Basics of Getting Permission
Overview of Intellectual Property Laws
Permission Tools: Licenses and Releases

2. Getting Permission to Use Text
Who Owns the Text?
Start With Online Permission Services
Locate the Publisher
Contact the Author
Special Situations: Ann Landers and Beyond
When You Can't Find the Rights Holder
Paraphrasing, Omissions, and Facts
Negotiating Text Permission and Fees

3. Getting Permission to Use Photographs
The World of Stock Photos
Obtaining Rights to a Photo You've Found
Celebrity Photos and Movie Stills
Using Photo Researchers
Photo Fees
Photo Permission Agreements
When the Photograph Contains Art, Trademarks, or People
Stock Photo Resources

4. Getting Permission to Use Artwork
Acquiring Rights to Artwork
Fine Art: Paintings, Sculptures, and Limited Editions
Graphic Art
Comics and Cartoons
Royalty-Free and Public Domain Clip Art
Researching Art
Artwork Fees and Agreements
Artwork Resources

5. Getting Permission to Use Music
Acquiring Rights to Music
Song and Sound Recording Copyrights
Reprinting Music or Lyrics
Playing Music at a Business or Event
Releasing Music for Sale
Using Music in a Commercial, Radio Show, or as Background Music
Using Music in a Film, Television Show, or Video
Performing a Musical or Play
Using Music in Software, Videogames, or Multimedia Programs
Using Music on a Website
Using Music Samples
Finding Music Publishers
Finding Record Companies
Music ClearanceCompanies
Music Resources

6. Website Permissions
Websites: Five Ways to Stay Out of Trouble
Transferring Information to and From a Website
Connecting to Other Websites

7. Academic and Educational Permissions
Academic Coursepacks
Educational Uses of Noncoursepack Materials
Proposed (But Not Adopted) Educational Guidelines on Fair Use
Library Photocopying
Academic Permission Resources

8. The Public Domain
Welcome to the Public Domain
Public Domain Trouble Spots

9. Fair Use
What Is Fair Use?
Measuring Fair Use: The Four Factors
Summaries of Fair Use Cases
Disagreements Over Fair Use: When Are You Likely to Get Sued?

10. Getting Permission to Use Trademarks
Trademark Basics
When You Need Permission to Use a Trademark
Locating a Trademark Owner
Trademark Licensing

11. Art and Merchandise Licenses
Overview of Merchandise Licensing
Merchandise License Agreement
Explanation of Merchandise License Agreement
Merchandise License Worksheet
Short-Form Merchandise License Agreement

12. Releases
Legal Risks of Failing to Obtain a Release
When to Use a Release
Personal Release Agreements
Interview and Property Releases

13. Copyright Research
Copyright Ownership and Transfers FAQs
Starting Your Copyright Research
Searching the Copyright Office and Library of Congress Records

14. After Permission Is Granted
Permissions Tracking Sheet
Good Permissions Gone Bad
Insurance

15. Assignments and Works Made for Hire
Copyright Assignments
Works Made for Hire

16. Help Beyond This Book
Resources for More Detailed Permissions Research
Conducting Legal Research
Working With an Attorney

A. Appendix: How to Use the CD-ROM

Index
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)