Copyright Law

One issue that freelance writers need to be clear on is copyright law. In the United States, there are pretty clear cut rules when it comes to using material that other people wrote. I found a good article that explains the do’s and don’t of copyright law, that any writer can use as a guide when debating about how they are using research and writing from websites and other written materials. Check it out here.

For the outline of the U.S. government copyright regulations, go here.

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  1. I just wrote an article about the fair use doctrine yesterday. The guidelines aren’t terribly clear and open to a lot of interpretation, but knowing them is immensely helpful.

  2. […] honest, hard-working freelance writers who make an effort to write original work and adhere to the copyright laws of the United States (you know who you are and I applaud […]


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