Offers step-by-step instructions to register a written work with the Copyright Office, determine what works can be protected, transfer copyright ownership, define and avoid infringement, and maintain electronic publishing rights.
If you plan to use any copyrighted material for your own purposes, you need to get permission first from the owners of that work. Covers the copyright permission process, the public domain, how to figure out who owns a copyright. fair use, school-related permissions, license and merchandise agreements, using trademark and fictional characters, website permissions, and more.
A plain-English guide to intellectual property law. Explains what legal rights apply to your work, the scope of copyright protection, an overview of trademark law, what trade secret law protects. Includes sample forms.
Explains everything creative folks need to know about software copyrights, providing instructions and all the necessary forms to register a digital creation. Explains who owns a copyright, what a copyright notice should say, the scope of the copyright protection, and what to do about infringement.