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NEED TO KNOW COPYRIGHT RESOURCES

COPYRIGHT RESOURCES

Overview of US Copyright Law

K-12 COPYRIGHT LAWS: PRIMER FOR TEACHERS
Teachers and Administrators Need To Know what is legal to do in the Classroom.

Must see 1890's The Original Philadelphia Film Pirates which includes Thomas Edison.

COPYRIGHT ART LAW
VARA - The Visual Artists Rights Act LAW The Statute 17 USC section 106A Law protectin certain rights of the artist's works.

PROTECT ONLINE ART

Photographer Requests Takedowns - from Google and Yahoo Sample Letters

COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

 

Indemnification Clauses
Many indemnification clauses are triggered by warranty clauses - promises you make to the publisher. It is cleaner to keep a contractual distance from anything that you can't control.
Suggest you make warranties only "to the writer's knowledge." Warranty clauses typically cover a range of conditions - copyright infringement, infringing any third party's rights (including those publicity and privacy), or writing something that would be libelous. Sometimes, editors will add things without telling the author. What happens when an editor makes up a quote out of nothing? If that quote puts the source in a bad light, you could be talking about a law suit. Or what if someone at the publication adds some "information" that is somehow judged to be an infringement of a company's intellectual property? It's hard to imagine a court would agree to an indemnification predicated on something that writer hadn't written.

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