The Copyright Handbook: What Every Writer Needs to Know
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Register and protect your work. The Copyright Handbooksolves the most common problem for writers: how to obtain maximum copyright protection for original work. You’ll learn everything you need to know from how to register your copyright to dealing with infringers to understanding the “fair use” rule and even how to transfer your copyright. The 11th edition is completely up...more
Paperback, 440 pages
Published September 7th 2011 by Nolo (first published December 1st 1991)
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Doc
If you're a writer, or are considering becoming a writer, you probably want to make sure a copy of this book is in your library. If you're looking at publishing your writing in the US, and want to make sure you have every protection under law that you're entitled to, you need to buy the latest edition of this book and take the time to read it.

Let's face facts up front. This is a reference book, and copyright is a pretty dry subject. So this won't be your favorite page turner. However, Stephen Fi...more
Gaby
The Copyright Handbook: What Every Writer Needs to Know by Stephen Fishman (11th Ed.) published by NOLO is particularly geared towards writers, as the title suggests. I found the book helpful both as an attorney who does not have much experience in the area of intellectual property law and as a writer who wants to know how to best protect ownership of the works that I create.

I have over half a dozen NOLO books and have found them to be reliable, informative and practical. I'd consider them my go...more
penny
NOLO books are valuable resources in assisting individuals to understand legal topics. They are not, nor do they try to be, a substitute for personalized legal advice. This title on copyright, in 405 pages, plus appendix, cd of forms, and index assist writers in understanding the basics of this deceptively simple topic. From the start Fishman explains the basics of copyright and provides examples of all the different permutations as to why a work may or may not be protected. The education provid...more
Liz
Great book! Helped me solve a workplace problem with content ownership.
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