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Understanding Rights, Copyright, Permissions & Plagiarism

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Rights and Copyright
All Rights May Be All Right... And What to do When They're Not - Devyani Borade
Copyright, Public Domain, and the Wild Wild Web - Moira Allen
The Nitty-Gritty of Copyright - Abra Staffin-Wiebe
Rights: What They Mean and Why They're Important - Marg Gilks
The Rights and Wrongs of Blogging for Pay - Dawn Copeman
Selling All Rights: Right or Wrong? - Moira Allen
Selling International Rights - Moira Allen
Understanding Rights and Copyright - Moira Allen

Reprints and Permissions
Can I Sell a Previously Published Article? - Moira Allen
Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Permissions - Brandon Trissler
Increase Your Market with a Creative Commons License - Josh Smith
Securing Film Rights to Published Material - Lenore Wright
Top Ten Questions About Copyright Permissions - David Taylor
The 20% Solution: How Much Do You Need to Change an Article to Make it Original? - Moira Allen
Using Song Lyrics - Dawn Copeman
See also The Business of Writing - "Selling Reprints"

Plagiarism, Piracy & Infringement
Copyright Infringement: A Question of Give and Take - Moira Allen
Copyright Infringement: Once More, with Slightly Sharper Teeth - Moira Allen
Don't Do Us Any "Favors" -- Don't Steal Our Work! - Moira Allen
Is It Research or Plagiarism? - Moira Allen
Plagiarism, Copyright, and the Eighteenth Century - Jack Lynch
Protecting Your Work from Electronic Pirates - Charles Petit
Someone Stole My Article! What To Do When It Happens To You - Moira Allen
Understanding Fair Use - John Savage
Using Another Writer's Ideas - Dawn Copeman (survey)
Will an Editor Steal Your Ideas? - Moira Allen
Writing under the Influence: Inspiration, Plagiarism and Homage - Victoria Grossack
Your Prose or Mine - Have You Ever Been Tempted to Plagiarise? - Devyani Borade

Libel, Slander & Defamation
What Is Libel? - David Taylor
Writing About "Real" People - Robert Moskowitz

See also...
The Business of Writing: Contracts, Fees & Payment Issues

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Kirsch's Handbook of Publishing Law

The Law In Plain English for Writers

Literary Law Guide for Authors

The Public Domain: How to Find & Use Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art & More

Rights and Contracts; What YOU Need to Know About Copyright, Rights, ISBNs, and Contracts

Self-Publisher's Legal Handbook

Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer

The Writer's Legal Companion

The Writer's Legal Guide


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