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The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers

 
 
 
 
The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers
Author: Lloyd J. Jassin - Steven C. Schechter
ISBN 13: 9780471146544
ISBN 10: 471146544
Edition: 1
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: 1998-02-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $21.00
 
 

"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