The Copyright Permission And Libel Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide For Writers, Editors, And Publishers
John Wiley & Sons

The Copyright Permission And Libel Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide For Writers, Editors, And Publishers

  • Publish Date: 1998-02-04
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Lloyd J. Jassin;Steven C. Schechter

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A thoughtful, comprehensive, and invaluable guide for writers. --Bernard Lefkowitz, Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Easy to read and understand . . . should be on every publisher's reference shelf. --Jan Nathan, Executive Director, Publishers Marketing Association

For anyone who has ever faced the confusing web of copyright and libel laws, this practical, problem-solving guide is a godsend. In clear, jargon-free language, legal experts provide the information and techniques you need to prepare a manuscript or multimedia work for publication. You'll learn how to:
* Clear rights for all types of copyrighted materials, including quotations, photographs, fine art, motion picture stills, song lyrics, and more
* Protect yourself against libel suits
* Determine if a work is in the public domain
* Assess if quoting without permission qualifies as fair use
* Locate rights holders
* Negotiate clearances


Includes library of sample forms:
* permission letter
* interview release
* model release
* work-made-for-hire agreement
* copyright assignment
* photograph license


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