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Protect your written works with copyright, easily and legally
In the Information Age, writers need to take steps to protect their hard work. Fortunately, "The Copyright Handbook" provides everything you need to get the job done.
Inside, you'll find the essential information and forms you need to protect all types of written expression under copyright law. Let "The Copyrigh
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Paperback, 527 pages
Published September 5th 2008 by NOLO (first published December 1st 1991)
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Doc
Dec 27, 2012 Doc rated it really liked it
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
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Gaby
Nov 17, 2011 Gaby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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penny shima glanz
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
Mark Alger
Jan 03, 2015 Mark Alger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Any creative dealing in intellectual property should keep this book immediately ready-to-hand near where he works and be familiar with the principles it exposits.
Heidi
May 30, 2016 Heidi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: writing, business
An excellent resource for every writer. Clearly written and addresses a wide variety of copyright issues with standard forms that can be adapted for use. I also appreciated the short overview on taxes for writers as well.
Liz
Aug 19, 2012 Liz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book! Helped me solve a workplace problem with content ownership.
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