CHEAP PROTECTION, COPYRIGHT HANDBOOK FOR FILMS, 2nd Edition: Step-by-Step Guide to Copyright Your Film Without a Lawyer (Paperback)
CHEAP PROTECTION: COPYRIGHT HANDBOOK FOR FILMS is a MUST-HAVE practical and reference book for any filmmaker, producer, director, actor, film student or film teacher to protect the rights, including copyright, in and to a motion picture.
Follow the step-by-step guides and tables to be able to register for a free online account with the U.S. Copyright Office, and to register your films for copyright. Includes major bonus material, including sample filled-in forms to copy, the 5 exclusive automatic rights of copyright, 9 ways to resolve infringement if someone copies and sells your film, 36 producer associations in 30 countries around the world, 200 contacts and resources for filmmakers, and much more
The author is a veteran Hollywood film studio and television executive, international entertainment attorney and entertainment law Professor with decades of experience in the film industry worldwide, including decades of Intellectual Property experience in practice and in teaching at film, business and law schools in the U.S. and Europe.
This Copyright Handbook for Films provides the following valuable tables to assist filmmakers to copyright their films and other works without the necessity of hiring an expensive lawyer or firm:
- Copyright Notice, Published Work
- Copyright Notice, Unpublished Work
- Infringement, Actual Damages
- Infringement, Statutory Damages
- Comparison Actual vs. Statutory Damages
- Step-by-Step eCO Copyright Registration - Film
- Instructions to Complete Form PA
- Instructions to Complete Form VA