How to Register Your Own Copywright

Overview

After putting your time and effort into creating an original work, you should be sure that work is protected from those who may want to steal it. Without a copyright, you could lose the right that the law provides for your work.

How to Register Your Own Copyright gives you detailed information on everything you should know about copyrights-from whether or not your work can be copyrighted to the way to register your copyright with the ...

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Overview

After putting your time and effort into creating an original work, you should be sure that work is protected from those who may want to steal it. Without a copyright, you could lose the right that the law provides for your work.

How to Register Your Own Copyright gives you detailed information on everything you should know about copyrights-from whether or not your work can be copyrighted to the way to register your copyright with the government. It is important to be sure that you are taking the correct steps to protect your work.

Complete with step-by-step instructions and the forms you need, this book makes registering your work a hassle-free experience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572483798
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Series: Sphinx Legal
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 980,492
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Warda has been a Florida attorney for over thirty years. He received his BA with Honors from the University of Illinois in Chicago and his JD from the University of Illinois in Champaign.

He is the author of over seventy self-help law books. Today Mark is continuing to update his books and running Land Trust Service Corporation. He lives in Lake Wales, Florida with his wife Alexandra and his three year old son, Mark David.

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Table of Contents

Using Self-Help Law Books
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Introduction -

Chapter 1: Overview of Copyright -
Legal Rights Limitation on Rights Intellectual Property Creation of Rights Protection of Rights Notice of Copyright Mandatory Deposit of Copies

Chapter 2: Works That Can Be Copyrighted Types of Works Aspects of the Work Protected

Chapter 3: Works That Cannot Be Copyrighted -
Titles, Names, Mottos, or Slogans Ideas, Methods, Procedures, and Systems Plots and Themes Scènes à Faire Historical Events Common Information Mere Facts Lists of Ingredients Blank Forms and Record Books Government Publications Laws and Court Opinions Religious Revelations Type Faces Utilitarian Objects

Chapter 4: Works of Others You Can Use When You Own a Copy of a Work Works in the Public Domain Public Performances Fair Use of Copyrighted Works Use with Permission Compulsory License Sound Recordings Made before February 15, 1972
Playing of Broadcasts Webcasting Home Videotaping Rental of Copyrighted Works The Right to Publicity Trademark Rights Moral Rights Resale Royalties

Chapter 5: Reasons to Register Your Copyright -
Damages and Attorney's Fees Evidence Correction of Errors Money

Chapter 6: People Who Claim and Register Copyrights Heirs Spouses Employers Buyers of Creative Works Joint Works Assignees Minors Owners of the Work

Chapter 7: Registering Your Copyright Application Forms Completing the Forms Filing Fees Copies of the Work Special Deposit Exceptions Sending It in Receiving Your Certificate Expedited Service

Chapter 8: Length of a Copyright -
Works Created after January 1, 1978
Works Created before January 1, 1978

Chapter 9: Protecting Your Copyright Copyright Notice Renewal Corrections

Chapter 10: Transferring a Copyright Licenses Assignment Other Transfers Recordation Revocation

Chapter 11: International Copyrights International Agreements Bilateral Treaties Countries Offering No Protection Unclear Policy Newly Independent States Other Treaties Local Law

Chapter 12: Other Protections -
Licenses Shrink-Wrap Licenses Trademark Law Trade Secrets Practical Solutions

Chapter 13: Emerging Issues in Copyright Music Photographs Pure Facts Instructional Materials International Concerns Technical Solutions

Glossary -

Appendix A: For Further Information -

Appendix B: Schedule of Copyright Office Fees -

Appendix C: The "Best Edition" of a Literary Work -

Appendix D: Deposit Requirements for a Work of Visual Arts

Appendix E: Copyright Registration for Online Works

Appendix F: International Copyright Relations of the United States

Appendix G: Sample Filled-In Forms

Appendix H: Blank Forms -

Index

Mark Warda received his law degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign. He practiced law in Clearwater, Florida, and then gave up a busy law practice to publish self-help law books. He has written or coauthored many self-help law guides, including How to Start a Business in Florida and How to Register Your Own Trademark. Mr. Warda continues to live and write in Clearwater, Florida.

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