Copyright Law

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West Legal Studies, 2000 - Law - 343 pages
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Copyright is the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, perform or prepare derivitives of an original fixed work such as literary, artistic, musical, dramatic or related works. Since copyright is controlled by federal law, this book is a national text that answers every practical question relating to ownership use and transfer of copyrights. It is a practical work that contains forms, regulations and detailed instructions on registering, assigning and acquiring copyright, as well as information about investigating imitations and stopping infringers. There is substantial legal background including references to all major cases as well as historical background inlcuding some emphasis on the landmark decisions of Learned Hand.

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Contents

Sources of Copyright
11
Derivatives and Compilations
26
The Bundle of Rights
41
Copyright

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Richard Stim, JD, is a practicing attorney and adjunct professor at San Francisco State University's paralegal program and an instructor of Intellectual Property Law for the Consortium for Advance Legal Education. He is the author of several legal texts on topics such as copyright law, music law, patents, and licensing inventions.

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