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Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off (Getting Permission)by Richard Stim
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Using copyrighted materials? Get permission and stay legal
If you plan to use any copyrighted material for your own purposes, you need to get permission first from the owners of that work. If you don't, you could find yourself slapped with an expensive and time-consuming lawsuit.
Getting Permission tackles the permissions process head-on — without the legalese. It shines the light on whom to ask for permission, as well as when — and how much to expect — to pay for permission. Comprehensive and easy-to-read, the book covers:
Getting Permission includes agreements for acquiring authorization to use text, photographs, artwork, and music, whether it's found online or off. The 4th edition of this essential guide is completely updated to reflect the latest laws and court decisions. Plus, read an all-new collection of practical, real-life FAQs, based on author Richard Stim's popular intellectual property blog, Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright and Trademark Blog.
Book News Annotation:
Intellectual property attorney, Nolo author and legal editor Stim presents a practical guide to getting legal permission to use the copyrighted creative works of other people, including text, photographs, artwork, music, trademarks, characters, and images of real people. The author takes readers through the entire permission process, including determining if/when permission is necessary, locating copyright owners, asking for permission, assessing the conditions of the permission agreement, and avoiding potential disputes. The fourth edition incorporates changes in the law since publication of the 2007 third edition, summaries of recent copyright and fair use cases, and dozens of real-life questions from Stim's Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog; the blog functions as an online companion to the book. Reproducible sample forms are available throughout the text and on the accompanying CD-ROM. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Whether creating a web site, an anthology, or materials for a class, artists and educators of every stripe need to copyright. People who plan to use any copyrighted material for their own purposes need to get permission first from the owners of that work. If they dont, they could find themselves face to face with a lawsuit. Getting Permission, written by intellectual property expert Attorney Rich Stim, tackles the permissions process head on, explaining when authorization for the use of copyrighted materials is needed. It shines the light on who to ask for permission, as well as when—and how much—to expect to pay for permission. Comprehensive and easy to read, the book covers: the permissions process—including authorization to use text, photographs, artwork and music - the public domain - copyright research - fair us - academic permissions - the elements of a license and merchandise agreement - the use of a trademark or fictional character - and much more. This cutting-edge book, the only one on the market to cover web site permission, includes agreements for acquiring authorization to use text, photographs, artwork and music. It also provides information for web site owners, such as hyper-linking agreements and Internet research suggestions. A must for the new millennium, Getting Permission will help readers obtain rights, permissions and clearance—and stay out of legal hot water. All agreements included as tear-outs and on disk.
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