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Whether creating a web site, an anthology, or materials for a class, artists and educators of every stripe need to copyright. People who plan to use any copyrighted material for their own purposes need to get permission first from the owners of that work. If they don't, they could find themselves face to face with a lawsuit. Getting Permission, written by intellectual property expert Attorney Rich Stim, tackles the permissions process head on, explaining when authorization for the use of copyrighted materials is needed. It shines the light on who to ask for permission, as well as when--and how much--to expect to pay for permission. Comprehensive and easy to read, the book covers: the permissions process--including authorization to use text, photographs, artwork and music - the public domain - copyright research - fair us - academic permissions - the elements of a license and merchandise agreement - the use of a trademark or fictional character - and much more. This cutting-edge book, the only one on the market to cover web site permission, includes agreements for acquiring authorization to use text, photographs, artwork and music. It also provides information for web site owners, such as hyper-linking agreements and Internet research suggestions. A must for the new millennium, Getting Permission will help readers obtain rights, permissions and clearance--and stay out of legal hot water. All agreements included as tear-outs and on disk.