What better way to introduce you to our Legal Category on Copyright than to announce the publication of a new book “Copyright For Creatives” by Evan M Butterfield, my friend and former publisher of several of my real estate texts for Kaplan Publishing.
“Copyright for Creatives is a practical, real-world-oriented look at how copyright law impacts real-life, everyday creative people, written with them in mind. It’s designed to specifically address the concerns, challenges, and copyright interests of makers: artists, crafters, dancers, writers, hobbyists, photographers, multimedia content creators, musicians, and more—all sorts of creative people who create things. The book values all creative work equally, and provides common-sense guidance that can be quickly applied by creative individuals to ensure that not only is their work protected, but that they don’t violate other peoples’ intellectual property rights along the way.
Copyright for Creatives is consistently accessible and application-oriented, and includes an overview of the registration process, copyright-related terms of service of the major social media platforms, and quick, relevant notes on trademark protection and open access alternatives. If you’re a creative person, this book is for you.”
This blog is about copyright law, and it’s for creative people who make stuff that they’re interested in protecting against bad guys who think it’s perfectly OK to steal other peoples’ stuff.