Fair Use: Four QuestionsCharacterMarketNatureHow much
Obtain PermissionLicense/Usage Fee.Ask the owner for permission.
Public DomainDefinition: A public domain work is a creativework that is not protected by copyright andwhich may be freely used by everyone. Thereasons that the work is not protected include:(1) the term of copyright for the work hasexpired; (2) the author failed to satisfy statutoryformalities to perfect the copyright or (3) thework is a work of the U.S. Government.
Orphaned WorkDefinition: An orphaned work is a creative workthat is not protected by copyright andwhich may be freely used by everyone. Thereasons that the work is not protected include:(1) the term of copyright for the work hasexpired; (2) the author is unknown.
Register CopyrightGet your work registered with the Copyrightoffice.Electronic Filling 35 dollar charge.Mass filing for one price.Protection becomes a public record.
LicensingYou can sell the rights of your image orwork to be reproduced.The rights are sold per run of thepublication.Prices for licensing can be figured bycirculation of the publication.Always get the usage rights in a writtencontract.
References• Copy Write Basics. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ01.pdf• Copyright Crash Course. Georgia K. Harper. 2007. Retrieved from http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/• WHEN U.S. WORKS PASS INTO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. (n.d.). Lolly Gasaway. Retrieved from http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm• Copyright and Fair Use Chapter 9 Fair Use. Retrieved from http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_U se_Overview/chapter9/
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