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The Empowering Creators Project, sponsored by Public Knowledge, has released the primer: "So What ... About Copyright?". The primer, in plain and accessible language, provides the creator with an overview of copyright law -- from a historic understanding of copyright law as conceived by the Framers of the U.S. Constitution to current policy issues that may affect you, as an artist, and your work. "So What ... About Copyright?" is a series of essays written with the artist in mind. This book presents the basics on copyright, trademark, fair use, and the public domain. Chapters for filmmakers, visual artists, and writers explain how creators can best understand, benefit from, and follow copyright and trademark laws.
A printed version of the primer can be ordered from Lulu at the following URL:
The primer is also available for free as a PDF download.