Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off

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NOLO, Oct 14, 2010 - Law - 464 pages
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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:

  • the permissions process
  • the public domain
  • copyright research
  • fair use
  • academic permissions
  • the elements of a license and merchandise agreement
  • the use of a trademark or fictional character
  • and much more

    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 & Trademark Blog.

    The CD-ROM that accompanies the printed version of this book includes forms or other tools; in this eBook, you'll find all those documents in the appendix or at the back of the book.
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    User Review  - rwhe - LibraryThing

    I didn't read this book cover-to-cover, but that's not its purpose. It's basically a book-length FAQ on so-called intellectual property law, and a pretty good one too. I recommend it especially to ... Read full review

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    User Review  - minfo - LibraryThing

    Bigger and better than the last edition. Really! I also own the 3rd edition and wondered how Rich Stim could improve on it, save by updating a few web links. Try "Dear Rich"! This volume ads a whole ... Read full review

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    About the author (2010)

    Richard Stim specializes in small business, copyright, patents, and trademark issues at Nolo. He practices law in San Francisco and has represented photographers, software developers, crafts people, publishers, musicians, and toy designers. He is the author of many books, including Music Law, and Profit From Your Idea. Stim also produces audiobooks, and performs and records with two bands.

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