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Are you planning on a career in the arts? Do you know what “Fair Use” is? Do you know how to market yourself as an artist?  This fall, the Copyright Office is hosting a series of workshops aimed at the intersection of the arts, entrepreneurship, and law. Topics include important copyright issues for musicians and artists, an interpretation of common contractual language, and an introduction to marketing strategies for artists. All sessions will be held…

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The Benz

Claire Tatro is an intern this summer with the Copyright Office here at Michigan Publishing. Claire is a student at the University of Michigan School of Information (M.A. 2014). This is her final blog about books in the public domain from HathiTrust. Early versions of cars have helped shape the lifestyle and world we know today.  Light Motor Cars and Voiturettes written by John Henry Knight in 1902 depicts the early twentieth century equivalent of…

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  Claire Tatro is an intern this summer with the Copyright Office here at Michigan Publishing. Claire is a student at the University of Michigan School of Information (M.A. 2014). She is working on a series of highlights about books in the public domain in HathiTrust. The Danvers Jewels, a mystery novel written in 1898 by Mary Cholmondeley, is a riveting tale of murders and theft surrounding the Danvers jewels. The author, Miss Cholmondeley, lived a…

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The Schools in Wartime; London, H.M. Stationery off., 1941; 26 p. illus. 22 1/2cm (http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015030531597) Envision a school day disrupted by bombing alerts, children sent away to the country, and tension at home from the war.  All these conditions made it difficult for British children to have a solid education during World War II.  This book entitled The Schools in Wartime presents a series of short vignettes illustrating how the Board of Education adapted British…

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Punch-and-Judy-Cover

Claire Tatro is an intern this summer with the Copyright Office here at Michigan Publishing. Claire is a student at the University of Michigan School of Information (M.A. 2014). She is working on a series of highlights about books in the public domain in HathiTrust. Punch and Judy, with twenty-four illustrations designed and engraved by George Cruikshank. And other plates accompanied by the dialogue of the puppet-show, and account of its origin, and of puppet…

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Claire Tatro is an intern this summer with the Copyright Office here at Michigan Publishing. Claire is a student at the University of Michigan School of Information (M.A. 2014). She is working on a series of highlights about books in the public domain in HathiTrust. My Strange Pets (1905) If you leave your vent open in the winter, your monkeys will freeze.  This was a hard lesson learned by Mr. Richard Bell while caring for tropical…

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