Tweet Publishing contracts, copyrht, work for hire, licensing, fair use, public domain, permissions, rhts clearance, contract negotiations, rhts grabs, and the like (with a focus on U. copyrht law and practices, as that's what I know most about). I am not a lawyer, and this is not legal advice, but an effort to help us all learn the basics, especially for creative work.• How, why, and when to register copyrht • Copyrht, an overview • How long does copyrht last? • Public domain works • Important copyrht issues, FAQs, and explanations • Work for hire (work made for hire) • Fair use: A primer, followed by links to good explanations and examples Important fair use court cases • Fair use, copyrht, social media, and multimedia: Codes of Best Practices and Fair Use Guidelines • Copyrht and academia • Copyrht issues in the dital world, plus legal guides • Discussion s and listservs on copyrht and intellectual property • Organizations interested in intellectual property issues • Piracy • Plagiarism • Authors' rhts (and publishers' rhts grabs) • Rhts and contracts for academic authors (how not to give up all rhts to academic journals) • Moral rhts • Contracts, including book contracts • Books about contracts, copyrht, fair use, clearing permissions, and other issues important to writers, editors, and other "creatives" • Reversion of rhts to author vs. assning rhts in perpetuity to publisher • Artists' looming battle with recording industry on copyrht termination rhts • Rhts and royalties management, licensing, issues about (and what happens to works after authors died) • First-sale doctrine meets dital world of rentals and licensing • Dital rhts management (DRM) • Orphan Works legislation • Names, titles, domain names, and trademarks • Clearing rhts and finding rhtsholders (licensing organizations and rhts clearinghouses) • Clearing rhts in visual arts • Clearing rhts for music and sound • Clearing rhts for books, scripts, screenplays • Permission and releases • Net neutrality • Google Book Settlement (pro and con) •Dital Millennium Copyrht Act, Takedown Notices, and Related Issues If you found it on the Internet, is it public domain meaning unprotected by copyrht? And believing that material on a website or in an e-mail is freely copyable is one of many ways you can get yourself in trouble. Copyrht and fair use guidelines have changed since the advent of dital copies and the Internet, which in effect make the Internet a b copying machine. authors are not protected as well as authors in other countries; U. copyrht follows the Berne convention in many ways, for example, except in protecting authors' "moral rhts." As with other sections of this website, I will add more links and information as I find time. The National Plant Protection Center is pleased to come up with an “Agriculture Pest Surveillance Manual”. The manual can be used as a guide in conducting surveillance activities by researchers and extension agents.