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History Music Copying

A History of Music Copying

Recording technology has changed and grown up since the first recording device, as the following history shows:

1877 - Edison made the first recording of a human voice on the first tinfoil cylinder ("Mary had a little lamb")

1888 - Emile Berliner made the first gramophone using a flat 7-inch disk  Read more

Latest changes in the book trade 7

Creative Commons | Latest changes in the book trade 7

The current situation in the book trade is one of rapid change. It's important for writers to understand what is happening as it will impact on their own chances of getting their work published and how it will be published. This newly revised series will look at the changes in the book trade, with a different focus each week.  Read more

Latest changes in the book trade 6

Copyright under pressure | Latest changes in the book trade 6

The current situation in the book trade is one of rapid change. It's important for writers to understand what is happening as it will impact on their own chances of getting their work published and how it will be published. This newly revised series will look at the changes in the book trade, with a different focus each week.  Read more

Copyright law

Your Copyright

Copyright laws vary throughout the world. This article will concentrate on explaining the copyright situation in the UK and the EC.

This is about your rights – don't forget to check the notes about others' rights.  Read more

Copyright | Factsheets

Copyright in your writing

WritersServices Factsheet 16 by Michael Legat  Read more

Your Copyright

Your Copyright

It is not our intention to infringe anyone's copyright. If you send material to us, you reserve your copyright on it.

If , however, you think your copyright has been infringed by any material on the WritersServices site, please let us know immediately. Your Notification should include:  Read more

Getting permission

Getting copyright permission

If you have checked the international law covering copyright and worked out whether you need copyright clearance, you might need to contact the owner to get permission or a licence.  Read more

Interviews

The rights of interviewees

In theory, the words or a photograph of a person can be published without their permission (although for photos this does not apply in France and there are an increasing number of by-laws to protect celebrities, so check).  Read more

Copyright notice

Copyright notice & explanation

All rights, including copyright, digital and database rights for the site and the content that is part of the WritersServices website, are owned by or licensed to WritersServices, or used with the agreement of the copyright owner.   Read more

Copyright briefing

In 1709 the first statute was passed to protect the content of books. This was soon followed by protection for engravings and lithographs as the technology of the day moved on.   Read more

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