Skip to Main Content

Fair Use, Free Use, and Use by Permission

How to Handle Copyrights in All Media

Who needs this book? Only every writer, photographer, illustrator, designer, businessperson, musician, songwriter, filmmaker, teacher, researcher, advertiser, and Web designer in the United States. How to find copyright owners, request permissions, and keep records? Easy-reference copyright duration chart, form agreements, form letters, resources, and checklists; Permissions—they’re enough to make anyone crazy. Thank heavens there’s Fair Use, Free Use and Use by Permission, the one-volume reference that is sure to save the sanity of thousands of grateful readers. Writers, photographers, illustrators, designers, teachers, researchers—anyone involved with intellectual property needs this practical, straightforward guide to copyright law. Find out what constitutes fair use, how to get permissions, and how to protect creative work, plus learn about copyright infringement, public domain, and much more. Illuminating true-life stories enliven the ins and outs of copyright law, and helpful charts, resource lists, and forms make the permissions experience vastly more manageable. Let a respected intellectual property lawyer show the way through the copyright maze!

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Lee Wilson is a Nashville intellectual-property lawyer and writer. In practice since 1984, she has written six books on intellectual-property law topics (some in several editions), all published by Allworth Press. Her books include The Copyright Guide: A Friendly Guide to Protecting and Profiting from Copyrights; The Trademark Guide: Friendly Guide to Protecting and Profiting from Trademarks; and Fair Use, Free Use, and Use by Permission: Using and Licensing Copyrights in All Media. She has written for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment Law and Practice, has published numerous articles on intellectual-property law for Communication Arts magazine and the Publishers Marketing Association Independent, has served on the boards of numerous arts organizations, and is a frequent speaker to arts and academic groups. She lives and works in the woods north of Nashville, Tennessee.

More books from this author: Lee Wilson