The Basics of Getting Permission - In general, the permissions process involves a simple five-step procedure: 1) Determine if permission is needed. 2) Identify the owner. 3) Identify the rights needed. 4)  Contact the owner and negotiate whether payment is required. 5)  Get your permission agreement in writing. By Rich Stim, Attorney at law, Nolo Legal Editor, Blogger

The Basics of Getting Permission

Overview of Intellectual Property Laws – Copyright Overview by Rich Stim – Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center

Copyright Fair Use and How it Works for Online Images - a great breakdown from http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/

Copyright Fair Use and How it Works for Online Images : Social Media Examiner

Copyright Fair Use and How it Works for Online Images : Social Media Examiner. Copyright laws were established not to give the author the right to deny their work to other people, but instead to encourage its creation.

Is the  FAIR USE exception to copyright law a defense for pinners? A question we all need to examine and ask ourselves... For insight into the  misconceptions & facts of copyright law and fair use:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use   http://www.archivehunter.com/2010/04/copyright-and-fair-use-3/  http://centerforsocialmedia.org/fair-use

Fair use exception

This site examines the notion of 'fair use' by comparison to copyright in a digital age. This is a key issue we need to be aware of as digital citizens- authorship of work. Part of participating in the digital world means we enjoy remediating old texts and sharing items, but this could also mean we are breaching copyright infringements! We need to know both our rights and responsibilities here.

Fair Use

In its most general sense, a fair use is any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, crit - Copyright Overview by Rich Stim

Fair Use in Libraries: The Infographic embeddable infographic, developed by the Association of Research Libraries  and American University’s College of Law and School of Communication, with funding from the Mellon Foundation, illustrates how librarians navigate in a sea of copyrighted material, and which situations most often trigger fair use.

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The Good News about Library Fair Use (infographic) to accompany the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use ~ Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

Getting Permission : How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off Richard Stim, Attorney October 2013, 5th Edition Learn how to secure the use of copyrighted images, text, music, and more with the clear, up-to-date instructions found in Getting Permission. This all-in-one book tackles the permissions process head on and covers topics including:  the public domain copyright research fair use Includes all the legal forms you need!

Learn how to secure the use of copyrighted images, text, music, and more with the clear, up-to-date instructions found in Getting Permission. This all-in-one book tackles the permissions process head on.

Top 10 Small Business Facebook Pages: 2011 Winners!    By Phil Mershon  Published September 6, 2011 Printer-Friendly    social media viewpointsSmall businesses can stand out in a big way with Facebook. If you’re looking for some creative examples of Facebook pages from the small guys, look no further!

Top 10 Small Business Facebook Pages: 2011 Winners! : Social Media Examiner

Fair use is a U.S. law and does not cover commercial use in most cases. #smbiztips http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-duration.html

Copyright Office Fair Use Index

U.S. copyright legislation

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BitLaw.com/ Copyright Law in the United States

A comprehensive, annotated list of Minnesota law firms specializing in patent law and intellectual property legal services. Provided by BitLaw.

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