Chapter 18

Answering Ten Common Copyright Questions

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding what copyright is and what it means for you as an artist

arrow Determining what makes a work original and copyrightable

arrow Figuring out how to claim copyright on your work and knowing when you can’t

All artists — yes, we mean you, too — need to understand and respect the laws of copyright as they pertain to art. To help you understand what copyright is and what it means for you as an artist, we dedicate this chapter to answering ten common copyright-related questions.

Note: These answers are meant only as a guide. To be sure you’re handling copyright issues legally, consult the U.S. Copyright Office or a lawyer who specializes in copyright law. If you live outside the United States, find a similar government office in your country.

tip.eps In some cases, copyright laws depend on where you live and work in the world. If you have any questions about copyright issues regarding your work, consult a lawyer who is familiar with the laws in your specific region.

What Is Copyright?

The U.S. Copyright Office says that copyright ...

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