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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Attorney 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, craftspeople, publishers, musicians, and toy designers. He is the author of many books, including Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference, and Profit From Your Idea. Stim regularly answers readers' intellectual property questions at Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog.

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