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All authors worry about protecting their work, but many don’t know the ins and outs of copyright law. Below are a few links that may be helpful.

If your country or region is not provided for in the links below, try googling on your country name and copyright law. If you find a good resource you think we should add to our list, please contact a staff member. We will check out your link and, and then add it here so others can benefit.

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For information on US copyright law, as per the United States Copyright Office:
http://www.copyright.gov/



For information on UK copyright law, as per the United Kingdom Copyright Service:
http://copyrightservice.co.uk/



For information on copyright law in Ireland, as per the Copyright Association of Ireland:
http://www.cai.ie/faq/index.htm



For information on Australian copyright law, as per the Australian Copyright Council’s Online Information:
http://www.copyright.org.au/



European copyright law is rather more convoluted since it involves many countries, which may treat copyright in different ways nationally. Information is available, however, from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

WIPO Copyright Treaty:
http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ip/wct/trtdocs_wo033.html

Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works:
http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ip/berne/trtdocs_wo001.html

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