Copyright Clearance for Creatives
“a must-have reference”
“incredibly helpful tool for creatives”
“very highly recommended”
“extensive reference work”
What are the laws of copyright designed to protect? Do you know? Get the copyright help you are seeking in the detailed, practical copyright guidelines provided in Copyright Clearance for Creatives. The copyright rules detailed in the book explain copyright law in ways that will help you navigate your way through US copyright law. It also sets out how to make a copyright permission request.
This book addresses practical questions such as what copyright protects. It elaborates on the copyright protections a copyright owner receives from US copyright laws. It includes examples and details on how to get copyright permission for text, graphics, photographs, song lyrics, comic strips, maps, et cetera. The book also illustrates what should be included in a copyright permission request and the terms to look for in a copyright license. And, these copyright guidelines also describe how to manage and document the permission acquisition process.
The October 1, 2013 issue of Booklist includes an excellent review of Copyright Clearance for Creatives! See the review below.
Although the subtitle indicates independent publishers and their support providers as the intended audience, this is an excellent overview for school and academic librarians and educators as well. The 20 short, topic-focused chapters cover everything from copyright-infringement basics, to whether permission needs to be asked to use a work, to finding and using content created by others. A clear layout and readable screen captures add to the book’s usefulness. As the authors note, they provide information about issues but not legal advice. This book would make a great addition to any library’s copyright section, both for circulation and for staff use.
Esther Sinofsky; Booklist Review; October 1, 2013
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