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How to Ask For Permission to Use Copyrighted Material

We all know what constitutes copyright infringement—using someone else’s work without permission in a way that does not include fair use. You respect copyrights, and you want to comply with the law. But how do you use someone else’s work

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Intellectual Property Forms for Creative Artists

Have you ever heard that saying about politicians—that the reason we’re in such a mess is that those best suited for leadership are the ones that would never seek leadership for themselves? Creative artists sometimes experience a converse paradox: an

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Creative Commons Licenses

There are those out there who are worried that a Creative Commons license somehow limits your rights to your own material. But, while a Creative Commons license does give anyone who wishes to use it the legal ability to do

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3 Reasons You Need To Understand Copyrights

A copyright is automatic—as soon as you create a work, which the US Copyright Office defines as an “‘original work of authorship’ that [is] fixed in a tangible form of expression,” you automatically own the copyright to that work. So

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