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The copyright handbook : how to protect & use written works
Fishman, Stephen.
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Fourth edition, revised in April 1998.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : Nolo Press, [1998]

Physical Description:
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, forms ; 28 cm + 1 computer optical laser disk (3 3/4 in.)
General Note:
Includes index.
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Central Library KF2995 .F53 1998 CHECK FOR TEXT Book and Software Set Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Introduces the principles of copyright and discusses notice, registration, what is and is not protected, authorship, transfer, fair use, infringement, and international protection.

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Library Journal Review

Attorney Fishman's new handbook is a welcome addition to the copyright self-help arena. Written in an accessible and interesting style, it makes effective use of examples to clarify points and is full of good tips and useful information. Fishman concentrates on copyright protection for printed matter (e.g., books, articles, scripts, songs) and offers one of the better ``how to '' sections on copyright registration. His handbook reflects current changes in copyright law, fees, and Copyright Office phone numbers. Besides coverage of the usual copyright topics (copyright notice, infringement, fair use, works made for hire, transfer of copyright), Fishman also handles less obvious aspects (Should you put a copyright notice on material submitted to a publisher? How does ``rule of doubt'' work in copyright registration?). This is a good basic source for writers, publishers, researchers, and the public in general. Includes forms. Recommended for any collection. See also L. Ray Patterson and Stanley W. Lindberg's The Nature of Copy right, reviewed on p. 96.--Ed.-- Johanna Johnson, Dallas P.L.

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