Copyright Resources

Christian Copyright Licensing International – For music lyric permissions

Publishing Law Forum – I highly recommend this site. (Read this page first!)

Copyright Clearance Center – Register your for work for use by others or to obtain permission

The Ultimate Guide to Copyright Web Site

How to Cite Material Obtained from the Internet – Chicago Manual of Style (This is the style guide all book publishers use.)

Rights for the use of photographs. Corbis Images,, and Getty Images are great resources for finding the right photo, without breaking copyright laws for their use.

U.S. Copyright Office

When Works Enter the Public Domain

Buy the book, The Copyright Handbook: How to Protect and Use Written Works 12th Edition by Stephen Fishman, Nolo Press (2014).

Buy the book, The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook : A Step-By-Step Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers(Wiley Books for Writers) by by Lloyd J. Jassin and Steve C. Schecter, John Wiley & Sons Publishing. – Published in 1998 but still a fine resource.