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The copyright book : a practical guide
Strong, William S.
Personal Author:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
ix, 376 pages : forms ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library KF2994 .S75 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This edition of the guide to US copyright law has been updated to include recent judicial and legislative decisions concerning copyright and the debates surrounding publication on the Web and other new media. The text is written in language that the lay reader can understand.

Author Notes

William S. Strong is a partner at Kotin, Crabtree and Strong, in Boston.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. VIII
1 The Subject Matter of Copyrightp. 2
2 Ownershipp. 42
3 Transfers and Licenses of Copyrightp. 68
4 Copyright Noticep. 88
5 Registration of a Copyright Claimp. 104
6 Rights in Copyrighted Worksp. 132
7 The Compulsory Licensesp. 162
8 Infringement and Fair Usep. 178
9 Works Created Before 1978p. 246
10 Tax Treatment of Copyrightsp. 280
11 International Copyright Protectionp. 290
12 Copyright and the Information Society: A Few Parting Thoughtsp. 300
A Methods of Affixation and Positions of the Copyright Notice on Various Types of Worksp. 304
B Form TXp. 312
C "Best Edition" of Published Copyrighted Works for the Collections of the Library of Congressp. 314
D Registration of Computer Programs and Databasesp. 318
E Warnings of Copyright for Use By Certain Libraries and Archivesp. 324
F Copyright Feesp. 328
G Digest of Confu Draft on Fair Use Guidelinesp. 336
H Notice of Intent to Enforce a Copyright Restored Under the Uruguay Round Agreements Actp. 342
Notesp. 344
Indexp. 370

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