Book Title:

Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off 2nd Edition (Paperback)
by Richard Stim

Editorial Reviews:

Computer Currents

The book offers excellent advice and guidance for licensing content, transferring information and linking to other sites.

Book Description

If you plan to use any copyrighted material for your own purposes, you need to get permission first from the owners of that work. If you don’t, you could find yourself slapped with a lawsuit.

Getting Permission tackles the permissions process head on. It shines the light on whom to ask for permission, as well as when – and how much to expect – to pay for permission. Comprehensive and easy to read, the book covers:

* the permissions process

* the public domain

* copyright research

* fair use

* academic permissions

* the elements of a license and merchandise agreement

* the use of a trademark or fictional character

* and much more

Getting Permission includes agreements for acquiring authorization to use text, photographs, artwork and music. All agreements included as tear-outs and on CD-ROM.

The 2nd edition of this essential book is completely updated to reflect the latest laws and court decisions. It also covers new directions in permissions rules, such as the “CopyLeft” movement and Copyright Commons.

About the Author

Rich Stim is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law where he studied intellectual property law. He practices law in San Francisco, specializing in intellectual property and licensing and is an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Music Law: How to Run Your Band’s Business, License Your Invention and Getting Permission: How to License and Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off (all published by Nolo); as well as Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights (West).