From: Rick Prelinger (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Feb 14 2008 - 09:46:40 PST
Absolutely the best, most accessible and most maker-friendly text is Robert Fishman's book THe Public Domain, published by Nolo Press. It explains how to assess and determine PD status of works in every medium, and helps expedite access to works that all of us (or, more accurately, none of us) own. $35 and worth it.
Prelinger Library & Archives, San Francisco
Board President, Internet Archive
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