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The Public Domain: How to Find & Use Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art & More (Public Domain: How to Find & Use Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art& More)by Stephen Fishman
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Even though gradeschool teachers have told us otherwise for years, 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 first book of its kind, The Public Domain is the definitive guide to the creative works that are not protected by copyright and can be copied freely or otherwise used without paying permission fees. The book explains stepbystep how to recognize when a work is in the public domain. Chapters cover: writings, music, art, architecture, maps, choreography, photography, film and video, computer software and databases.The book also lists hundreds of resources, such as websites, libraries and archives, useful for locating public domain works. Destined to become a classic reference guide, The Public Domain is indispensable for anyone who deals with creative works, including publishers, web developers, writers, musicians and composers, artists, librarians, photographers and filmmakers.
Book News Annotation:
This guide explains how to find and identify which creative works are protected by copyright and which are not, reflecting the latest court decisions and legal challenges in this fifth edition. The first two chapters provide an introduction to the public domain and the use and abuse of copyright. Chapters are then devoted to specific types of works, from writing, music, art, and film through computer software, maps, architecture, choreography, and databases and collections of public domain works. There is also material on copyrights restored from the public domain, the Internet and the public domain, copyright notice requirements, and researching copyright office records. The book's reader-friendly layout includes tip boxes, bullet points, sidebars, and b&w illustrations. A companion web site collects links from the book. Fishman has written other books on law for general readers. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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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:
movies and video
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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