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ERIC Number: ED403591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 356
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87337-323-5
The Copyright Handbook: How To Protect and Use Written Works. Third Edition.
Fishman, Stephen
Based on the premise that anyone who works with words needs to understand copyright law, this handbook provides forms and step-by-step instructions for protecting all types of written expression under United States and international copyright law. The handbook discusses: (1) how to register a written work with the copyright office; (2) what types of works can be protected; (3) when and how to use a copyright notice; (4) copyright protection for works for hire, adaptations, new editions, compilations (databases and catalogs), and electronic mail; (5) rights and duration of ownership; (6) transfer of copyright ownership; (7) what constitutes infringement and how to avoid it; (8) how to recognize a derivative work; (9) fair use: when and how copyrighted material can be used; (10) electronic publishing rights; (11) registration of multimedia works and multimedia rights; and (12) the impact of GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) on copyright law. The handbook concludes with lists of background resources and primary source materials on copyrights; a section on how to find a copyright lawyer; and diverse forms for different types of copyright, as well as various blank forms. (NKA)
Nolo Press, Inc., 950 Parker Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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