Getting Permission: How to License and Clear Copyrighted Materials Online and Off

Getting Permission: How to License and Clear Copyrighted Materials Online and Off

by Richard W. Stim
     
 
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 a lawsuit.

Getting Permission tackles the permissions process head on. It shines the light on whom to ask for permission, as well as when -- and how much to expect -- to pay for

Overview

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 a lawsuit.

Getting Permission tackles the permissions process head on. 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. All agreements included as tear-outs and on CD-ROM.

The 3rd edition of this essential book is completely updated to reflect the latest laws and court decisions.

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413300741
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

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, crafts people, publishers, musicians, and toy designers. He is the author of many books, including Whoops I'm in Business, Music Law, and Profit From Your Idea. Stim also produces audiobooks, and performs and records with two bands, MX-80 and angel corpus christi.

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