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TRADEMARKS - COPYRIGHTS - PATENTS:

 U.S. Copyright Office Home Page - forms and information 
NEW:  Copyright Office Publishes Recent Review Board Decisions [database is here, for April 2016 to present]

United States: new, user-friendly Web search site: Search Copyright Office Records
U.S. Copyright Office - Preregister Your Work - to counter prerelease infringement     

Copyright permissions: links to and contact information for multiple media resources

@ErikJHeels »Drawing That Explains Copyright Law
 
U.S. Copyright Office - Fees - in effect as of May 1, 2014
Postal mailing
addresses, US Copyright Office
Protect client's proprietary software code in copyright filings:
Code Obfuscation for Patent and Court Filings
   

A Fair(y) Use Tale | Stanford Center for Internet and Society - (or at YouTube - A Fair(y) Use Tale)
- Prof. Eric Faden of Bucknell University created this humorous, yet informative, review of copyright principles
Copyright Duration - a chart

The WATCH File: Writers, Artists and Their Copyright Holders
An Education in Copyright Law
The Copyright Law and Litigation Resource - Robert J. Kusinic, Esq., U.S. Copyright Office, Associate Register of Copyrights, and Director of Registration Policy and Practices

Fair Use 
 and other American Library Association resources for copyright
NEW:  DMCA *annual* agent registration requirement
Baruch College's Guide To Using Copyrighted Media in Your Courses
Fair Use — Columbia Copyright Advisory Office
The Online Books Page: Book Listings
EFF: Legal Guide for Bloggers 
Yahoo! Employee Blog Guidelines: The official version and my own advice (by Jeremy Zawodny)
NEW:  ADVANCED COPYRIGHT ISSUES ON THE INTERNET, by David L. Hayes, Esq. of FENWICK & WEST LLP
NEW:  Cross-Border Copyright Guide 2017, from TerraLex firms  [link and .pdf]

SongFile: songs, licensing, etc. - SongFile Home
copyrightfriendly - home - mainly free sources of licensed material
CLEARANCE--
- performance rights representation
      BMI-Broadcast Music, Inc.: -
BMI Licensing
     ASCAP-
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
     SESAC -
Welcome to SESAC
     
SoundExchange
     

- musical copyrights:  
The Harry Fox Agency and Public Domain Music
- written material:
iCopyright.com - Instant Clearance Service
- video use:
         
MPLC | Motion Picture Licensing Corporation
          
PRELINGER.COM - over 60,000 "ephemeral" films (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) 

Right of Publicity--for deceased personalities:
California Business Portal - Special Filings - Successor-In-Interest

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