This is the title of an intelligent and helpful article by David Bushell in Smashing Magazine online. David is a senior website designer and front-end developer who blogs regularly at http://dbushell.com/. His article covers the in's and out's of copyrights and licensing both in the US and UK.
Topics covered include copyright and licensing, 'fair use', 'public domain', legal jurisdiction, license terminology, Creative Commons, and other basics of licensing.
While the article was written for web site developers, it is easy to read and has broad applicability to our field of art licensing. Highly recommended. Check it out at http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/06/14/understanding-copyright-and-licenses/.
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