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

Nolo
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If you’re using copyrighted material, don’t get sued—get permission!

Online or off, before you use some or all of a song, photo, book, or any other work covered by copyright law, you need to get permission first. If you don’t, you could end up facing legal action from the rights-holder.

This easy-to-use book shows you how to get the rights you need, with step-by-step instructions and more than 30 forms. Find out when permission is required, who to ask, and when (and how much) you can expect to pay. Getting Permission explains:
  • the copyright permission process
  • the public domain (“free” content)
  • how to figure out who owns a copyright
  • website permissions
  • the “fair use” rule
  • school-related permissions
  • license and merchandise agreements (including sample contracts and other forms)
  • and much more.
The 6th edition is updated with summaries of recent copyright and fair use cases, as well as dozens of real-life questions from the Dear Rich permissions blog.

Downloadable forms available at nolo.com
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About the author

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: An Intellectual Property Blog.

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Publisher
Nolo
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Published on
Oct 24, 2016
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Pages
536
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ISBN
9781413323139
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Small Business
Law / Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
Law / Intellectual Property / Copyright
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This content is DRM protected.
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