Copyright Links Post
As promised, this is a link-post. I can guarantee that the links all worked, as of yesterday. However, not all of them go to equally usable sites. Some are more general IP, others are specific. I tried to avoid any that are so specific that you might not need them (i.e. things along the lines of, “How does copyright on reproductions of public-domain images differ between Poland and Lithuania?”)
www.thepassivevoice.com If you are not reading this blog, you probably ought to at least poke around it once every-other-week or so. PG is a copyright lawyer, and posts links to original sources as well as to legal dictionaries and related sources. And quotes, and book-plugs for Mrs. P.G’s historical novels.
https://piratedthoughts.com/ A blog about all sorts of things legal, including trademark and copyright. It’s eclectic, and interesting.
https://tushnet.blogspot.com/ Rebeccal Tushnet’s blog. A lot is about advertising, but she also has information on copyright and specific cases and precedents.
https://www.trademarkandcopyrightlawblog.com/ This is by a law firm, and is not strictly about book copyright, but also images, ad-copy, and patents.
https://the1709blog.blogspot.com/ A useful blog that covers a broad array of cases, ideas, opinions, events, and laws. The title comes from England’s first copyright statute, made law in 1709.
https://www.copyright.gov/registration/ The place to go to register for a copyright in the US.
www.plagiarismtoday.com Yes, about plagiarism, fan-fic, IP follies, and law-suits.
https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/home/index.html Publishers Weekly is the industry magazine. Search it for “copyright” and you’ll find a wealth of articles, mostly aimed at the big houses, but the law applies to all of us.
https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/ This is an international IP law blog.
www.copyrightalliance.org This is an organization that advocates for copyright and IP laws and enforcement. They cover the waterfront of arts, gaming, print, and other sorts of intellectual property.
https://hughstephensblog.net/ Hugh Stephens is a specialist in international copyright and covers a broad range of stories and topics.
Are you reading Kris Rusch’s business blog? No? You probably should at least skim it from time to time. Here’s the index of all of her copyright-related posts to date. She writes as both publisher and author. Her series on contracts and deal-breakers should be mandatory reading for writers considering a contract with a major publisher (and many not-so-major ones).
https://blogs.loc.gov/copyright/ This is from the Library of Congress. It tends to wander around, but has some interesting bits here and there.
https://www.theiplawblog.com/articles/copyright-law/ More than you ever wanted to know about law cases concerning copyright in the US. By lawyers, for lawyers and people who are familiar with the law. And yes, it is in fine print (at least on my screen.)
https://www.copyrighted.com/blog/dmca-guide This article is specific to the DMCA. Some of us have had to issue DMCA notices to web-sites and others, and this is a clear, concise article about the act and how to use it. It is also a year old, so things might have changed a little in some areas.
I tried to stick with still-active blogs and sites, that are up-to-date and that cover a range of topics. Specific articles and posts appear in other places, and I’m sure the other Mad Genii and our readers have favorites. Please mention any in the comments that you think are better than others.
(One link per comment keeps the comment out of moderation jail. After noon, local time, I will try to check the comments hourly in case you post a multi-link comment.)
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