Thursday, June 17, 2010

Copyrights and Trademarks

Copyright laws. It all depends on the question. Rather than try to cover everything there is about copyrights - which has already been done, I am going to list some of the resources I found in researching copyright laws.
Government website
Get copyright permissions HERE
Using trademarks in fiction - a publishing and intellectual property attorney's point of view
More trademarks in fiction - from a publishing company point of view
chart of copyright terms and public domain in the US
An easy to use site with tons of links and resources.

Remember, citing a source is not "permission" to use someone else's work. Good luck and write on!


  1. Awesome resource! Thank you so much.

  2. Thanks for the info--here and in the chapter meeting lesson!

  3. Thanks for checking out my post - hopefully it will come in handy if we ever need it. It's amazing how much great information is out there, but sometimes you really have to dig.

  4. Thank you for all the good research. I learned so much and what I love best is you shared all the sources so I know where to go now and future.

  5. Good stuff. Thanks!
    Cute wallpaper, too!

  6. Thanks Kathleen! So glad you stopped by and left a comment! (on the wallpaper: I love romance, so I thought the lips were appropriate. LOL)


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