Best Copyright Law Books
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1. Mind Your Business: A Workbook to Grow Your Creative Passion Into a Full-time Gig
Author: by Ilana Griffo
Published at: Paige Tate & Co (January 15, 2019)
Want to start your own business, but not sure where to begin? Mind Your Business is the ONLY book that teaches you everything you need to know about how to build a successful business from scratch. From developing your brand to designing products to identifying your legal and tax needs, this comprehensive guide will take you through every step of the process and help you create a unique and customized roadmap for your business.
Mind Your Business is for aspiring entrepreneurs who are driven, ambitious, creative, and determined to build a business and life they love. Author Ilana Griffo shares the formula that turned her creative hobby into a six-figure design studio. From initial planning to long-term business strategy, Mind Your Business includes: Insider tips from successful entrepreneurs Advice to identify your ideal market and customer Legal guidelines to protect your ass(ets) Budget and forecast tools How to avoid the pitfalls that doom most startups Guidance on how to scale and grow Suggestions on how to dominate online platforms Tips to beat your competitors with SEO and social media Mind Your Business puts you in the driver’s seat.
2. Clearance & Copyright, 4th Edition: Everything You Need to Know for Film and Television
Author: by Michael C. Donaldson
Published at: Silman-James Press; 4th edition (December 15, 2014)
Clearance and Copyright is the industry-standard guide to almost every conceivable rights issue that filmmakers, videomakers, television producers, and Internet content creators might encounter. From the initial acquisition of material through the rights issues that arise during preproduction, production, postproduction, and release, this legalese-free guide-now extensively revised, updated, and expanded-will help you protect yourself and your work from disastrous legal actions.
Among this edition’s new features are links to 25 downloadable contracts and 50 illustrative film clips.Michael C. Donaldson is a Los Angeles-based, entertainment lawyer with more than 45 years of experience in copyright and entertainment issues. He has been called the Obi-Wan Kenobi of Fair Use by the American Bar Association Journal.Lisa A.
Callif was named by The Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Women Lawyers in California (2014). Her primary focus is on representing independent filmmakers.
3. Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks For Dummies
Author: by Henri J. A. Charmasson
Published at: For Dummies; 2nd edition (August 11, 2008)
Useful tips and step-by-step guidance from filing to issue to license Acquire and protect your share of this major business asset Want to secure and exploit the intellectual property rights due you or your company? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how helping you to evaluate your idea’s commercial potential, conduct patent and trademark searches, document the invention process, license your IP rights, and comply with international laws.
Plus, you get detailed examples of each patent application type! Discover how to: Avoid application blunders Register trademarks and copyrights Meet patent requirements Navigate complex legal issues Protect your rights abroad The entire body of U.S. Patent laws Example office actions and amendments Sample forms Trademark registration certificates Application worksheets See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
4. Self-Publisher's Legal Handbook: Updated Guide to Protecting Your Rights and Wallet
Author: by Helen Sedwick
Published at: Ten Gallon Press; Second edition (June 8, 2017)
Building on the best-selling success of the original Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook, Helen Sedwick wrote this expanded second edition to help writers stay out of court and at their desks. Using 30 years of legal experience, Sedwick shows writers how to Set up their business Protect their copyright Avoid infringement Spot scams Save on taxesThis second edition covers additional topics including Choosing a pen name Using lyrics and images Fighting content theft Minimizing defamation and privacy risks Expanding beyond the bookDon’t lose your copyright by signing a bad contract, or waste money by buying into a scam, or lose sleep by getting sued for defamation.
Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook helps writers navigate the legal aspects of writing and independent publishing.
5. Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference
Author: by Richard Stim Attorney
Published at: NOLO; Sixteenth edition (April 28, 2020)
A plain-English guide to intellectual property law Whether you are in the world of business or creative arts, understanding the laws that govern your work is critical to success. But given the convoluted terminology that surrounds patents, copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights, this isn’t easy.
Enter Patent, Copyright & Trademark, which explains: what legal rights apply to your creations, products, or inventions different types of patents for inventions from machines to plant clones the scope of copyright protection how trademark law works, and what trade-secret law protects.
Here, you’ll find readily understandable definitions of intellectual property law terms, straightforward explanations of how intellectual property law affects online content, and much more. The 16th edition is completely updated to provide the latest laws, court decisions, and sample application and other forms.
6. Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age 2020 Vol. II Copyrights, Trademarks and State IP Protections: Vol. II Copyrights, Trademarks and State IP Protections
Author: by Peter S Menell
Published at: Clause 8 Publishing (July 9, 2020)
Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age provides an in-depth survey of the rapidly evolving field of intellectual property law. Volume I covers philosophical perspectives, trade secret law, and patent law. Volume II covers copyright law, trademark law, and state intellectual property law protections.
The 2020 Edition reflects the following principal developments: Trade Secret Law: Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, one of the most momentous changes in the history of trade secret protection. The new law opens up the federal courts to trade secret cases, provides for ex parte seizures of misappropriated trade secrets in extraordinary circumstances, and establishes immunity for whistleblowers.
Patent Law: The past several years have witnessed some of the most significant developments in U.S. Patent historyfrom the establishment of the new administrative review proceedings at the Patent Office to important shifts in patent-eligibility, claim indefiniteness, enhanced damages, and equitable remedies at the Supreme Court and means-plus-function claim interpretation and infringement doctrine at the Federal Circuit.
7. Understanding Copyright Law, Seventh Edition (Understanding Series)
Author: by Marshall A. Leaffer
Published at: Carolina Academic Press; 7th edition (August 8, 2019)
The seventh edition of Understanding Copyright is a major revision of this classic student treatise. In addition to including the latest case law developments, this edition incorporates the Music Modernization Act of 2018. The seventh edition covers all aspects of the MMA, a dazzling legislative overhaul of the musical copyright, which among its other provisions, creates a new blanket license for digital deliveries and provides protection to pre-1972 sound recordings.
8. Creativity and Copyright: Legal Essentials for Screenwriters and Creative Artists
Author: by John L. Geiger
Published at: University of California Press; First edition (July 16, 2019)
What they won’t teach you in film school: This expertly written reference guide breaks down copyright laws for screenwriters. Inspired by Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style, this elegant, short reference is the perfect guide for screenwriters and creative artists looking to succeed as industry professionals.
Readers will quickly understand the laws that govern creativity, idea-making, and selling, and learn how to protect themselves and their works from the legal quagmires they may encounter. Written by an unrivaled pair of experts, John L. Geiger and Howard Suber, who use real-life case studies to cover topics such as clearance, contracts, collaboration, and infringement, Creativity and Copyright is poised to become an indispensable resource for beginners and experts alike.
9. Copyright Law, Eleventh Edition
Author: by Craig Joyce
Published at: Carolina Academic Press; 11th edition (January 3, 2020)
The eleventh edition of Copyright Law includes significant updates reflecting recent legislation, new judicial precedents, and updates to Copyright Office rules. Major changes include revision of the useful articles section in the wake of Star Athletica, revisions of the sections on music to reflect the Music Modernization Act, and updates throughout the book to reflect significant federal appellate decisions.
Some illustrations have been updated or supplemented to reflect these changes in the law.
10. Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions
Author: by Kenneth D. Crews
Published at: ALA Editions; 4th edition (February 21, 2020)
Copyright law never sleeps, making it imperative to keep abreast of the latest developments. Declared “an exemplary text that seals the standards for such books” (Managing Information), this newly revised and updated edition by respected copyright authority Crews offers timely insights and succinct guidance for LIS students, librarians, and educators alike.
Readers willlearn basic copyright definitions and key exceptions for education and library services;find information quickly with key points sidebars, legislative citations, and cross-references;get up to speed on fresh developments, such as how the recently signed Marrakesh Treaty expands access for people with disabilities and why the latest ruling in the Georgia State University case makes developing a fair use policy so important;understand the concept of fair use, with fresh interpretations of its many gray areas that will aid decision making;learn the current state of affairs regarding mass digitization, Creative Commons, classroom use and distance education, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and other important topics;receive guidance on setting up on a copyright service at a library, college, or university; andfind many helpful checklists for navigating copyright in various situations.
11. Music Copyright Law
Author: by David J. Moser
Published at: Cengage Learning PTR; 1st edition (December 5, 2011)
Gain an in-depth understanding of a topic that is vital to the success of anyone in or entering the music industry, with MUSIC COPYRIGHT LAW. From songwriters and performers to managers, producers, and agents – everyone is affected by the issues covered in this book.
Avoiding the technical jargon and “lawyerspeak” that bogs down other books on the subject, the book explores the world of copyright law and hones in on how it applies to music. It begins by building a foundational knowledge of the fundamentals of copyright law, what it protects, the benefits of registering a copyright, and what to do when copyright has been infringed.
Once the fundamentals are established, coverage expands to include controversies involving copyright and music in the digital age and the debates over online music. Packed with practical examples that bring complex concepts to life, this book is a must-have for any professional in or entering music business.
12. Legal Forms for Everyone: Leases, Home Sales, Avoiding Probate, Living Wills, Trusts, Divorce, Copyrights, and Much More
Author: by Carl W. Battle
Published at: Allworth Press; 6th edition (April 18, 2017)
Reproducible, ready-to-use forms are accompanied by step-by-step descriptions of the process involved in over twenty common legal issues…. Well designed and easy to use. American LibrariesLegal Forms for Everyone is the ultimate self-help legal guide that will save hours of research time and money in legal fees.
Written by an experienced attorney, this book is complete with the most commonly needed, ready-to-use legal forms and precise instructions and checklists on how to use them, as well as advice about when you should hire an attorney. In addition, all the forms are online on a supplemental website to aid in customizing for individual needs.
Readers will find forms and advice for a variety of legal situations, including preparing a will, avoiding probate, buying and selling real estate, handling divorce or separation, getting a new name, copyrights and trademarks, bankruptcy, and so much more. However, due to the ever-evolving legal system and the development of new technologies, Carl Battle has added to this new edition such changes as:How to protect against credit fraud, identity theft, and internet fraudHow to navigate new electronic filing systems for copyrights, trademarks, and patentsUpdated information in filing fees, exemptions, and forms for filing for bankruptcyThe latest information on filing for patentsLegal Forms for Everyone is a comprehensive tool for getting in and out of legal situations without having to pay for that costly attorney.
13. Copyright (Examples & Explanations)
Author: by Stephen M. McJohn
Published at: Wolters Kluwer; 5th edition (August 24, 2018)
Photographers who do not understand their basic rights tend to approach legal issues with blissful ignorance, extreme caution, or reckless abandon. Foolish souls may cross the lines to obtain images, while overly cautious photographers may miss out on once-in-a-lifetime opportunities in fear of legal repercussions.
In the end, each of these photographers suffers as a result of not understanding the legal issues associated with photography. In this book, intellectual property attorney and photographers-rights advocate Bert Krages spells out exactly what you need to know to protect yourself and your business when planning, shooting, publishing, and selling your photography.Bert P.Krages