The Copyright Handbook: How to Protect and Use Written Works / Edition 6

The Copyright Handbook: How to Protect and Use Written Works / Edition 6

by Stephen Fishman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0873378555

ISBN-13: 9780873378550

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: NOLO

Attention writers, publishers, journalists, editors, librarians and other wordsmiths! Here's the guide you need to protect yourself against copyright piracy in the world of print and on the Web.
Ignorance is not bliss in the information age. If you work with words today, you must understand copyright law or risk becoming a skid mark on the information superhighway

Overview

Attention writers, publishers, journalists, editors, librarians and other wordsmiths! Here's the guide you need to protect yourself against copyright piracy in the world of print and on the Web.
Ignorance is not bliss in the information age. If you work with words today, you must understand copyright law or risk becoming a skid mark on the information superhighway.
The Copyright Handbook provides you with all the tear-out forms you'll need to protect all types of written expression under U.S. and international copyright law. Filled with step-by-step instructions to filling out the forms, it also includes 6 essential copyright forms on CD-ROM.
Written in plain English, this must-have handbook tells you 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 and compilations (databases and catalogs)
* rights and duration of ownership
* transfer of copyright ownership
* what constitutes infringement and how to avoid it
* how to recognize an adapted or recast work
* 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 Copyright Handbook provides you with the step-by-step instructions and all the forms you need to register your copyright.
It also includes a CD-ROM containing 6 essential copyright agreements, including electronic-rights provisions, work-made-for-hire agreementsand copyright-assignment agreements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873378550
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.42(w) x 10.82(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

1. How to Use This Book
2. Copyright Basics
3. Copyright Notice
4. Copyright Registration
5. Correcting or Changing Copyright Notice or Registration
6. What Copyright Protects
7. Adaptions and Compilations
8. Initial Copyright Ownership
9. Transferring Copyright Ownership
10. Copyright Duration
11. Using Other Authors' Words
12. Copyright Infringement:
13. International Copyright Protection
14. Copyright in the Online World, Electronic Publishing and Multimedia
15. Help Beyond This Book
Appendix I Sample Forms
Appendix II How to Use the Forms Disk
Appendix III Blank Forms
Index

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