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“Dan and Joyce Miller understand the nuances of copyrights and are very diligent in their research. They were very helpful when I needed their expertise on finishing a book project. They provide their clients with an excellent guide for authors and others to learn and review the scope of copyrights. Whether it is print or digital media, literature or art, fiction or nonfiction – copyrights must be understood.
“Is a book an orphan work, has an initial copyright expired by operation of law, what is the effect of a revised edition, can the true copyright owner be found – these are some of the thorny issues creatives commonly encounter as they navigate the copyright world. Closely related is the fact that copyright owners are becoming more assertive in enforcing their rights so knowledge of what to do is imperative.
“Dan and Joyce Miller have my highest recommendation if an author needs help resolving copyright questions.”
Retired Judicial Officer
“Stay out of jail. Do not pass Go.” Protect your creation with The Copyright Detective. Concise, easy to follow. Copyright Clearance for Creatives is a must have reference.
Joyce and Dan, I’ve just had the opportunity, finally, to read your book. It is outstanding. I know I will consult it frequently in my work, editing and advising writers, and I will wholeheartedly recommend it to clients and colleagues. It is clear, well organized, and comprehensive. The design and graphics make the book accessible and easy to navigate. I am thrilled to now have a handy go-to reference for all my questions on copyright clearance.
There are few things more intimidating for a copyeditor than running across lines of text in one author’s book that have already been published by another. In a litigious society backed by intimidating rules, it’s crucial to know when copyright law will prohibit or allow quoted material. I deeply appreciate that Joyce and Dan Miller have taken such a complex subject and broken it down into understandable terms that will enable me to feel more comfortable about how to proceed. The book is visually pleasing as well, with a detailed table of contents, lots of illustrations for guidance, step-by-step help for a variety of situations, and the right “language” that tells me what needs to be done — whether that answer is simple enough that I can address or one will require the help of a professional. A hearty thank you!
Editor at Wordwise Editing
Copyright Clearance for Creatives is one of the most helpful tools I’ve seen for artists in some time. This is a manual you should have within reach if you are in any way thinking of creating a work and publishing it to the public. Joyce and Dr. Dan Miller have created a practical guide to copyrights from beginning to end. Some of the most useful tips are the myths that the Miller’s debunk surrounding how to get your work copyrighted, as well as the steps you can take to protect your work. So often, we have clients that aren’t aware that their work needs a copyright, much less how to obtain one or get permission. This should be the first stop for anyone dealing with the creative copyright process, as intellectual property lawyers, it will certainly be on our shelves. It’s easy to follow, straightforward, and from a legal perspective, incredibly helpful.
Intellectual Property and Creative Rights Attorney at Nouveau Law
For every writer, musician, filmmaker, artist or other individual who is a service provider to someone in the arts field, Copyright Clearance for Creatives should be in their library, either in paperbound copy or on as an e-book acquisition.
President, Cornerstone Fulfillment Service, LLC
Specializing in E-Commerce & E-Marketing for Independent Publishers
Copyright Clearance for Creatives is a useful and necessary tool for content creators and publishers and guides them in obtaining permissions for third party works and protecting their own work. The information is provided in a clear, hands-on manner that not only enables readers to implement directly themselves, but also to discern when it is time to hire a permissions professional, such as Joyce and Dan Miller, or a copyright attorney.
Attorney at BL Speer & Associates
I rely on Joyce Miller’s sage advice because she is the most knowledgeable person I know about all things copyright. I also refer clients to her, knowing that she will give them invaluable guidance to help keep them out of trouble. She’s my personal go-to copyright maven.
Owner, Dragonheart Writing and Editing
I had an author client who needed permission to quote a Bob Dylan song in his book. I thought it would be a long, difficult process and warned my client accordingly. Joyce got the permission in just a few days and my client was thrilled.
Owner, Buy The Book Marketing, LLC