Copyright Clearance for Creatives won three awards at the 19th annual Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) EVVY book competition on May 18, 2013!
1st Place – Academic/Reference, 3rd Place – eBooks, and Merit – Book Cover Design.
CLICK to see print and ebook versions available from the publisher.
Copyright Clearance Services
Authors and publishers need to have a clear understanding of copyright laws and how these laws apply to their daily practice. Integrated Writer Services, LLC (IWS), the parent company of The Copyright Detective, can help authors, editors, web designers, publishers, and others associated with the publishing industry navigate US copyright law and glean useful copyright information from their research.
Typical questions start with the basics of what is copyright and quickly go to specifics on things such as music copyright and how to copyright something.
- Can I copyright the title of my book?
- What are my rights under copyright protection?
- How do I find out if something is in the public domain?
- What is copyright fair use and what constitutes copyright infringement?
- What are the best ways to conduct a copyright search?
- When should you copyright your work?
- How do I obtain a copyright for my book?
- What should I do if I discover a copyright infringement of my work?
Authors and publishers are responsible for obtaining permission to use copyrighted works that appear in their books. In most cases, difficulty in identifying the copyright owner of a work will not relieve a user of the legal obligation to secure permission to use the content. Copyright clearance is not just a professional courtesy. Failure to meet copyright law may have harmful financial and professional consequences.
HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COPYRIGHT? WE CAN HELP!
The typical inquiry we receive starts out with a statement like – “I have a simple question about copyrights.” And sometimes that is the case. If you have a question about how to copyright something or would like clarification on the copyright process, the simplest and least expensive place to start is Step 1.
Step 1: Free download.
See if your question has been addressed in an excerpt from the “Common Misconceptions” section of our new book Copyright Clearance for Creatives: A guide for independent publishers and their support providers. This free, no strings attached, PDF download may be obtained by clicking Myths.
Step 2: Acquire reference guide.
If you downloaded and read the “Myths” excerpt (see Step 1), it probably alerted you to the fact that you may need to investigate your copyright issues in more detail. If you want to use other people’s materials in your work, you need to understand when you need to ask permission and how to go about getting permission. These are subjects in our new book Copyright Clearance for Creatives: A guide for independent publishers and their support providers.
Copyright Clearance for Creatives is an essential “must have” guide for the reference libraries of authors, self-publishers, web designers, bloggers, editors, small independent publishers, graphic artists, and other creative individuals who create content for publication in print, ebooks, and the Internet.
This is what one of the judges of the 19th Annual CIPA EVVY Awards competition had to say about the book.
“Excellent book; informative, well written, well researched, well edited. A book I will want to keep and use myself.”
But don’t just take the judge’s word for it. See what others are saying.
Paperback and a PDF ebook version of Copyright Clearance for Creatives may be purchased directly from the publisher and typically ship within 48 hours. Click to select from the versions that are available from the publisher.
The Kindle ebook format is available on Amazon.com and the ePub version is available at
Barnes & Noble for the Nook, iPad, Sony, Kobo, and other ereaders. The ePub version also is available through Smashwords, where libraries will receive a substantial discount.
Step 3: Initial consultation.
If you still have questions after completing Step 1 and Step 2, the next step is to contact us about your project. Go to Estimates to contact us about your project. We are available to help you plan, implement, and document detailed copyright clearance procedures that will help establish a record of due diligence performed to obtain permission or release to use copyrighted materials.
If you want to skip Steps 1 and 2 and schedule a one-on-one consulting session, we are available to discuss the specifics of your project. Individual sessions are offered “as needed” and are charged at an hourly rate, with a one-hour minimum.