Copyright Clearance for Creatives
Find answers to your copyright questions. Copyright Clearance for Creatives contains essential copyright guidelines 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 are the copyright laws that impact my work?” 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 asked for in a copyright permission request and 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
These copyright guidelines address basic copyright questions such as ~
- What is copyright?
- What does copyright mean to someone who plans to independently publish a book, create a website or blog, or use content obtained from the Internet?
- What does copyright cover?
- Who does copyright protect?
- How do I get a copyright license?
- How do I get copyright permission?
- What can you copyright yourself?
- What is copyright infringement?
- What can I do to protect my works?
- Are there alternatives to using copyrighted materials to enhance your works?
- What is the copyright symbol and how should it be used?
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. 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.
The Kindle ebook version is available on Amazon.com and the ePub ebook version is available from online retailers worldwide through Smashwords. A PDF version is available from the publisher or through Amazon.com. The ebook versions contain 125 active hyperlinks to a wide assortment of useful online resources that will contribute to a greater understanding of the complex US copyright laws, how to acquire permission to use works owned by others, and how to protect your own works.
The perfect bound paperback full-color interior version on 80# paper is available to libraries at Brodart. In addition Smashwords has the ePub ebook available to libraries directly at a substantial discount.