This newly revised edition of Copyright Plain & Simple outlines the fundamental elements of copyright as they apply to a variety of works, including: literature, drama, music, choreograpy, pantomimes, motion pictures and other audiovisual works, architecture, and so on. Copyright Plain & Simple takes copyright out of the legal form and presents it in ways you can use and understand clearly. Some issues that are covered in Copyright Plain & Simple include: - What copyright is and why it is important. - What copyright issues have been clouded by the Internet. - When copyright law started and how it has changed over the years. - The types of properties that are-and aren't- protected by copyright. - What "fair use" is and when you claim it. - What constitutes copyright infringement and how you can avoid it.