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Fair Use in Copyright Law by Jacqui Lipton

 Copyright Infringement? Now we come to the blog post I least wanted to write because I like to be able to at least take a stab at giving clear answers to author’s questions, and there are very few clear answers in American fair use law. Not many lawyers, or even law professors like me, can …
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand … Permissions? by Jacqui Lipton

I’ve been asked by a lot of authors lately about using other people’s photographs in their work, and what kinds of permissions they might need. As most writers realize, this can be a tricky area of the law because you not only need to know who owns the photograph, but also who owns COPYRIGHT in …
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Free vs Free: The Public Domain and the Creative Commons by Jacqueline Lipton

Many authors are confused by the difference between the public domain and the creative commons. This is not surprising because both the public domain and creative commons licenses allow you to use other people’s work (music, video, text, photographs etc.) for free. However, being free of charge is not the same as being free of …