This primer for historians on copyright covers the history of copyright law and provides a detailed guide to copyright as it relates to research, publication, and teaching for historians.
About the Author
Michael Les Benedict is emeritus professor of history at Ohio State University and parliamentarian for the American Historical Association. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. from Rice University. He has published numerous books and articles on American constitutional history and the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Among them are The Impeachment and Trial of Andrew Johnson (1973), A Compromise of Principle: Congressional Republicans and Reconstruction, 1863-1869 (1975), The History of Ohio Law (co-edited with John Winkler, 2004), The Blessings of Liberty: A Concise History of the Constitution of the United States (2d ed., 2005), and Preserving the Constitution: Essays on Politics and the Constitution in the Reconstruction Era (2006).
Table of Contents
The Purpose of This Guide
The Evolution of Copyright
General Principles and Rules of Copyright
Limits on Copyright for the Benefit of Users
Securing Permission to Use Copyrighted Work
Plagiarism and Copyright
Historians and the Penalties for Infringement
Registration and Notice
Further Reading and Information