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Suppose you find the perfect image for your book cover on the internet—a plucky redhead with a perfect pout. Even better, the photo is available under a Creative Commons attribution-only license that permits commercial use. What a… Read the rest
This photo of my father and his brother Bob (circa 1932) is probably an orphan work.
Last week, I had lunch with a writer who is deep into revising her memoir. She showed me a stack of photos from her… Read the rest
under CC license
Creative Commons is one of the best innovations to grow out of global interconnectivity.
Under copyright law, rights to use copyrighted materials are granted on a one-by-one basis. Traditional copyright law does not provide a… Read the rest
Your words are your creation, your identity, and your currency, and scam artists will try to steal them from you. They’ll hand you a contract and claim “it’s standard. Everyone signs it.”
Don’t believe them. Every contract is negotiable, especially… Read the rest
1. Who owns a copyright?
As soon as you put an idea into a fixed form, whether on a pad of paper, a hard drive, a smart phone or a recording device, you own the copyright in that creation. Your… Read the rest