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The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers / Edition 1
     

The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers / Edition 1

by Lloyd J. Jassin, Steven C. Schechter
 

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ISBN-10: 0471146544

ISBN-13: 9780471146544

Pub. Date: 01/19/1998

Publisher: Wiley

"A thoughtful, comprehensive, and invaluable guide for writers."—Bernard Lefkowitz, Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

"Easy to read and understand . . . should be on every publisher's reference shelf."—Jan Nathan, Executive Director, Publishers Marketing Association

For anyone who has ever faced the confusing web of

Overview

"A thoughtful, comprehensive, and invaluable guide for writers."—Bernard Lefkowitz, Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

"Easy to read and understand . . . should be on every publisher's reference shelf."—Jan Nathan, Executive Director, Publishers Marketing Association

For anyone who has ever faced the confusing web of copyright and libel laws, this practical, problem-solving guide is a godsend. In clear, jargon-free language, legal experts provide the information and techniques you need to prepare a manuscript or multimedia work for publication. You'll learn how to:

• Clear rights for all types of copyrighted materials, including quotations, photographs, fine art, motion picture stills, song lyrics, and more

• Protect yourself against libel suits

• Determine if a work is in the public domain

• Assess if quoting without permission qualifies as fair use

• Locate rights holders

• Negotiate clearances

Includes library of sample forms:

• permission letter

• interview release

• model release

• work-made-for-hire agreement

• copyright assignment

• photograph license

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471146544
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/19/1998
Series:
Books for Writers Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

THE COPYRIGHT PERMISSION MANUAL.

Clearing Rights: An Overview.

Copyright Basics.

Fair Use.

What's in the Public Domain?

What Copyright Doesn't Protect.

Getting Permission.

Dealing with Collaborators and Contributors.

Multimedia Clearances.

THE LIBEL HANDBOOK.

Basics of Libel Law.

How to Minimize Libel Claims.

Basics of Publicity and Privacy.

When and How to Obtain a Release.

Media Perils Insurance.

Appendices.

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