'PERMISSION SEEKER'S GUIDE' Offers Help Through Legal Jungle of Copyrights and More
Attorney Joy Butler provides THE resource for anyone who must clear rights with new and expanded information on wiretapping, political and cause marketing, fan fiction, tattoos and protectable art, graffiti as protectable art, and much more!
If you develop, purchase, or distribute original content, you need to clear rights. Rights clearance is essential for authors, publishers, visual artists, musicians, any type of media producer. The material might be a quote, real-life event, photograph, celebrity name, fiction, tattoo art, even graffiti....any element protected by copyright or similar laws.
The Permission Seekers Guide Through the Legal Jungle Second Edition is the resource for anyone clearing rights with new and expanded information on fan fiction, protectable art, writers, filmmaker, musicians, website developers, political and cause marketing, and wiretapping. Author, Joy R Butler, is an Entertainment Attorney and Harvard graduate who assists content clients with rights clearance issues.
"Assisting companies, content producers, small business owners, designers, and even chefs with rights clearance projects is always professionally rewarding." says Butler. "I revised my book in order to provide even more guidance and help in identifying any legal issues that may arise."
Clearing rights means keeping your production free of any material that is likely to spark legal action. The Permission Seekers Guide Through the Legal Jungle:
- Explains how to recognize and avoid rights clearance problems
- Provides detailed instructions for clearing rights to use quotes, music, artwork, film clips, people's names and faces, brand names, life stories, and much more
- Offers techniques for clearing rights in a way that saves money and minimizes legal risks
- Lays out copyright, trademark, privacy, defamation, and other laws relevant to clearing rights
- Includes over 50 pages of resources and sample forms
Each chapter is broken up into digestible segments. The reader can use it encyclopedia style for a quick answer to an immediate question.
The book provides practical guidelines and guiding tips for the permissible and cost effective incorporation of other people's content and materials into a scenario based use placement. Each Chapter is broken up into digestible segments. The layout provides an easy to use encyclopedia style for a quick answer to an immediate question. A fifty-page appendix includes sample licensing fees, useful organizations, and model license and permission forms.
Butler advises readers to remember that "every legal situation is unique. Neither this book nor any other is an adequate substitute for seeking legal advice from an attorney familiar with your particular situation."
The Permission Seeker's Guide Through the Legal Jungle:
Clearing Copyrights, Trademarks and Other Rights for Entertainment and Media Productions
Second Edition, Updated & Revised
By Joy R. Butler
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joy R. Butler often shares her knowledge of intellectual property, business and media law as a speaker, blogger, author, and as a quoted source for broadcast and print journalists. She is the author of Contests and Sweepstakes Law: A Guide Through the Legal Jungle Practice Manual; The Permission Seeker's Guide Through the Legal Jungle: Clearing Copyrights, Trademarks and Other Rights for Entertainment and Media Production, and The Cyber Citizen's Guide Through the Legal Jungle: Internet Law for Your Professional Online Presence. Joy regularly blogs about media and entertainment business at GuideThroughTheLegalJungleBlog, and on business matters at BusinessTransactionBlog.