Copyright Resources

This is a non-exhaustive list of copyright resources. Several of the links point to more-comprehensive resources. Unless you have substantial legal training—not just experience in the publishing field, as a significant proportion of "industry standard procedure" is based on either urban legend or outmoded legal doctrines—I do not recommend relying upon sources not directly linked from this site.

This list will grow over time, and includes both external resources and articles on the site.

Last updated: 02 July 2005

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