Copyright Advice

Get answers to all your questions about U.S. copyright requirements and protection.

The Authors Guild legal team advises members on all sorts of copyright matters, including:

  • Questions on copyright registration, renewal, and duration
  • Steps you can take if someone has infringed your copyright
  • Obtaining permission to use another’s work
  • Determining whether use of another’s work is fair use
  • Guidance on terminating an old publishing agreement under copyright law termination provisions

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