“Only one thing is impossible for God: To find sense in any copyright law on the planet.” ~Mark Twain
A new book, independently published, titled Copyright Clearance for Creatives: A Guide for independent publishers and their support providers has just been placed in my bookcase, on an eye-level shelf, right where I can find and reach for it easily.
A desperately needed resource book, the publication includes very valuable information on things like:
- Sample letters for seeking permission on using quotes, photos, song lyrics.
- Laws and regulations regarding use of copyrighted content
- How to create a tracking log for permissions
- On-line search sites for obtaining copyright information for periodicals, books, music and images such as maps, labels, cartoons and fine art images.
- Visual art permissions agreements
- The differences between public domain, stock and private collection images.
Husband and wife team, Joyce L Miller, and Dr. Daniel C Miller, authors of Copyright Clearance for Creatives, provide leading edge information on rules and regulations and licensing of digital content. This book will need to be updated frequently to keep pace with ever changing copyright regulations. Thus, it is available paperback and e-book format, so that it can be easily revised and kept current. Click for Info & Ordering.
A little background about the qualifications of the authors – Joyce L. Miller is a consultant to independent publishers and is co-founder and co-owner of Integrated Writers Services. http://www.writerservices.biz/. She has over twenty years experience in publishing, copyright and copyright compliance including being an intellectual property manager for NASA’s Classroom of the Future.
Dr. C. Daniel Miller has served as dean of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association College (CIPA) and past president of the organization. www.cipabooks.com He has been “a technology consultant to architects to computer design and telecommunications infrastructures.” He also served as Executive Director of NASA’s Classroom of the Future and has been a university professor and department chair. His latest venture is “a project manager and researcher to discover relevance in large unstructured data.”
For every writer, musician, filmmaker, or any other individual involved in the art, marketing or design field, Copyright Clearance for Creatives should be in their library, either in paperbound copy or on as an e-book acquisition.
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