A step-by-step guide to why, when and how to register a copyright in a website, with detailed information about:
An indispensable resource for every website owner and blogger, explaining copyright, trademark, privacy and publicity rights, defamation, pornography, and other applicable laws.
Thorough explanations of the public domain, “fair use” and other copyright defenses are provided in easy-to-understand language. The author also shows how the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Communications Decency Act can be used to protect website owners and bloggers from liability for user-provided content.
Finally, the ins and outs of licensing music and other kinds of content for use in a web site are explained in detail, with specific information about kinds of licensing agreements; terms; royalty calculations, payments and accounting. The author also explains how to access literally thousands of images and other kinds of content without having to pay a royalty or fee.
Includes forms, quick-reference charts, resource list andmore to help navigate the hazardous waters of Internet law.
Tom James is an attorney in private practice with over 20 years of experience representing website owners, bloggers, businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals.
The principal focus of his practice is copyright and trademark law. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Southwestern University, and a past recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for legal scholarship A long-time member of the Minnesota and local bar associations, he is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Minnesota, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and before the United States Trademark Trials and Appeals Board.
Mr. James has published articles in a variety of bar journals and consumer periodicals, both print and online.