In our age of unlimited, around-the-clock communication, copyright literacy has become a must for almost all of us, and everyone—informed or not—seems to have strong opinions about the rights of copyright owners and the rights of copyright users. This clearly written and objective book will reward readers with a more concrete understanding of our whole copyright system. Intellectual property lawyer Lee Wilson, author of six books on intellectual property law, explains how creators can preserve their copyrights, how users of copyrights can do what they want without obstructing the law, and how both can profit from copyrights overall. This indispensable, friendly manual includes guidelines for negotiating copyrights as well as form agreements, and is a must-have for anyone who wants to protect and profit from their own copyrights and use the copyrights of others—legally.
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.