The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers

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Wiley, Jan 19, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 198 pages
"A thoughtful, comprehensive, and invaluable guide for writers."--Bernard Lefkowitz, Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

"Easy to read and understand . . . should be on every publisher's reference shelf."--Jan Nathan, Executive Director, Publishers Marketing Association

For anyone who has ever faced the confusing web of copyright and libel laws, this practical, problem-solving guide is a godsend. In clear, jargon-free language, legal experts provide the information and techniques you need to prepare a manuscript or multimedia work for publication. You'll learn how to:
* Clear rights for all types of copyrighted materials, including quotations, photographs, fine art, motion picture stills, song lyrics, and more
* Protect yourself against libel suits
* Determine if a work is in the public domain
* Assess if quoting without permission qualifies as fair use
* Locate rights holders
* Negotiate clearances


Includes library of sample forms:
* permission letter
* interview release
* model release
* work-made-for-hire agreement
* copyright assignment
* photograph license

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Contents

Copyright Basics
10
Fair Use
26
Fair Use
41
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

LLOYD J. JASSIN is a practicing copyright and trademark attorney and a former publishing executive. He has written for publications such as The Authors Guild Bulletin, The Small Press Magazine, and Multimedia Producer.

STEVEN C. SCHECHTER is a lawyer with his own intellectual property practice. He has taught courses in entertainment and publishing law at Seton Hall University School of Law.

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