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

Front Cover, 2000 - Law - 480 pages
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Whether creating a web site, an anthology, or materials for a class, artists and educators of every stripe need to copy right. No, this doesn't mean pulling an all-nighter at Copy Hut. 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 don't, 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 use- 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.

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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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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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