Even though you've always been told otherwise, writers and artists can copy other people's work and get away with it. How? By dipping into the public domain, where everything is free for the taking.
The Public Domain is the only book that helps you find and identify what creative works are protected by copyright -- and what's not. The book provides specific information about:
The 5th edition is crisper, fresher and completely updated with new case law, and includes information on the emergence of the "copyright commons." The book also provides hundreds of resources to help you find public-domain works.
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About the Author
Table of Contents1 Introduction to the Public Domain
2 The Use and Abuse of Copyright
7 Movies and Television
8 Computer Software
12 Databases and Collections
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
What People are Saying About This
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
"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
"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
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