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 an expensive and time-consuming lawsuit. "Getting Permission" tackles the permissions process head-on -- without the legalese. It shines the light on whom to ask for permission, as well as when -- and how much to expect -- to pay for permission.
Introduction to the permissions process -- Getting permission to use text -- Getting permission to use photographs -- Getting permission to use artwork -- Getting permission to use music -- Website permissions -- Academic and educational permissions -- The public domain -- Fair use -- Getting permission to use trademarks -- Art and merchandise licenses -- Releases -- Copyright research -- After permission is granted -- Assignments and works made for hire -- Help beyond this book -- Appendix: How to use the interactive forms on the Nolo website