Register and protect your work.

The Copyright Handbook

The Copyright Handbook solves the most common problem for writers: how to obtain maximum copyright protection for original work. You’ll learn everything you need to know from how to register your copyright to dealing with infringers to understanding the “fair use” rule and even how to transfer your copyright. The 12th edition is completely updated to provide the latest case law and copyright regulations, including works created for the Internet, such as blogs and new U.S. Copyright Office electronic filing procedures.

“For anyone who creates written works…The Copyright Handbook is as essential as a dictionary. ”
-Business Life

The Copyright Handbook… has become a standard work on the subject.”
-Bob Schwabach, Syndicated Columnist

“A thorough (and thoroughly enjoyable) discussion of the subject of copyright law…”
-Writer’s Market

“Presents a lucid, jargon-free explanation of copyright laws…”
-Library Journal


ISBN: 1413320481
Number of Pages: 404

Included Forms

  • Work Made for Hire Agreement
  • Copyright Assignment
  • Collaboration Agreement
  • Copyright License
  • Counter-Notification In Response to Claim of Copyright Infringement
  • Work for Hire Letter Agreement
  • Notice of Claimed Copyright Infringement
  • Copyright Permission Request
  • Text Permission Agreement
  • Text Permission Letter Agreement
  • Sonny Bono Copyright Extension Act
  • Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998
  • Form NLA
  • Form NLA/CON