We break down the odds and ends of registering copyrights. This article was originally published by DJBOOTH Whenever a client asks me to submit a copyright registration for them, I always tell them, straight up, “I’m happy to do it for you, but if you’re looking to save money, then this is something you can […]
Copyright Office Establishes New Rules for Group Copyright Registration
Following public suggestion, the U.S. Copyright Office has established new rules allowing for group registration of unpublished works. Whereas previously the number of unpublished works you could register was limited only by what you could upload to the system in an hour, the new system, available only via the online application (and with the deposits […]
Can You Copyright a Character?
By: Olivia Clark, Georgia State University College of Law The following is a guest blog post from Olivia Clark, a former merit scholarship pre professional dancer with Atlanta Ballet, who has recently performed with Crossover Movement Arts. She has two BAs, one in English and the other in Italian, from the University of Georgia, and […]
Owning Your Story: Legal Aspects of Self-Publishing
By: Olivia Clark, Georgia State University College of Law, and John Seay Self-publishing your book or ebook via websites like Amazon, CreateSpace, or Lulu can provide much more immediate results than sending manuscript after manuscript to traditional publishers. However, when you self-publish you are sacrificing the legal counsel that is part of a traditional publisher’s […]