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Author Seiter, William J., 1953-
Title The creative artist's legal guide : copyright, trademark, and contracts in film and digital media production / Bill Seiter & Ellen Seiter.
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012.

Author Seiter, William J., 1953-
Subject Intellectual property -- United States.
Copyright and electronic data processing -- United States.
Digital media -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Copyright -- United States.
Trademarks -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Copyright -- Fictitious characters -- United States.
Contracts -- United States.
Fair use (Copyright) -- United States.
Alt Name Seiter, Ellen, 1957-
Description 1 online resource (xi, 244 pages) : illustrations
Summary "In today's complex media environment, aspiring filmmakers and new media artists are as vulnerable as swimmers in shark-infested waters. This user-friendly guide supplies creative artists with the essential legal concepts needed to swim safely with lawyers, agents, executives, and other experts in intellectual property and business law. How do I copyright my screenplay? How can I clear rights for my film project? What can I do to avoid legal trouble when I produce my mockumentary? How do I ascertain whether a vintage novel is in the public domain? Is the trademark I've invented for my production company available? What about copyright and trademark rights overseas? If I upload my film to YouTube, do I give up any rights?Bill Seiter and Ellen Seiter answer these questions and countless others while also demystifying the fundamental principles of intellectual property. Clear and thorough, this plain-spoken and practical guide is essential for anyone seeking to navigate the rapidly changing media environment of today"--Provided by publisher
"User-friendly guide explains intellectual property law as it applies to fiction, screenwriting, all forms of filmmaking from celluloid to digital, animation, video gaming and other creative media"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Copyright -- Trademarks -- Terms and conditions -- Contracts -- Rights of privacy and publicity -- Internet and new media -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1: How to register a copyright -- Appendix 2: How to register a trademark.
Note English.
ISBN 0300183542 (electronic bk.)
9780300183542 (electronic bk.)
9780300161199 (pbk.)
0300161190 (pbk.)
OCLC # 798210568
Additional Format Print version: Seiter, William J., 1953- Creative artist's legal guide. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012 9780300161199 (DLC) 2011052838 (OCoLC)759174452

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