If you plan to use any copyrighted material for your own purposes, you need to get permission first from the owners of that work. If you don't, you could find yourself slapped with a lawsuit. Getting Permission tackles the permissions process head on. It shines the light on whom to ask for permission, as well as when -- and how much to expect -- to pay for permission. Comprehensive and easy to read, the book covers: *the permissions process *the public domain *copyright research *fair use *academic permissions *the elements of a license and merchandise agreement *the use of a trademark or fictional character *and much more Getting Permission includes agreements for acquiring authorization to use text, photographs, artwork and music. All agreements included as tear-outs and on CD-ROM. The 2nd edition of this essential book is completely updated to reflect the latest laws and court decisions. It also covers new directions in permissions rules, such as the "CopyLeft" movement and Copyright Commons.