The Public Domain: How to Find and Use Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art and More

The Public Domain: How to Find and Use Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art and More

by Stephen Fishman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413300154
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 03/28/2004
Edition description: REV
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.74(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author

Stephen Fishman is the author of many Nolo books, most recently Tax Deductions for Professionals. Other titles include Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes, Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide and Home Business Tax Deductions: Keep What You Earn-plus many other legal and business books. He received his law degree from the University of Southern California in 1979. After time in government and private practice, he became a full-time legal writer in 1983.

Table of Contents

1  Introduction to the Public Domain
2  The Use and Abuse of Copyright
3  Writings
4  Music
5  Art
6  Photography
7  Movies and Television
8  Computer Software
9  Architecture
10  Maps
11  Choreography
12  Databases and Collections
13  Titles
14  Public Domain Elements in Copyrighted Writings
15  Copyrights Restored From the Public Domain
16  The Public Domain Outside the United States
17  The Internet and the Public Domain
18  Copyright Protection: How Long Does It Last?
19  Copyright Notice Requirements
20  Traps for the Unwary: Trademark and Publicity Rights
21  Researching Copyright Office Records
22  What If a Work Is Not in the Public Domain?
23  Help Beyond This Book
Appendixes
Index

What People are Saying About This

Lawrence Lessig

A public domain was one of the Framers' most important gifts to our cultural tradition. This extraordinary book makes real the value of that gift in the 21st century.
Stanford Law Professor and author of Code & Other laws of Cyberspace

Laurence Lessig

"The constitutional guarantee of a public domain was one of the Framers' most important gifts to our cultural tradition. This extraordinary book makes real the value of that gift in the 21st Century."
Laurence Lessig, author,Code & Other Laws of Cyberspace

James Coates

"A superb offering showing how to avoid lawsuits by getting one's hands on thousands of public domain songs, movies and manuscripts that can be used on websites or anywhere else free of charge." James Coates, Chicago Tribune
James Coates, Chicago Tribune

Peter E. Hanff

Outstanding and useful information about copyright, public-domain material, fair use, and how to navigate this sometimes daunting field. The text is clear, concise, often snappy and engaging , well-indexed, and thoughtfully laid out...
Deputy Director, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

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