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Craft artist's legal guide : protect your work, save on taxes, maximize profits.
Stim, Richard
Artists -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
by Richard Stim
Nolo Press
Berkley, CA
Date of Publication:
1st ed.
Material Type:
Call Number:
KF390 .A69 S748 2010
You’ve already found your passion, so let The Craft Artist’s Legal Guide coach you through the business of crafting. With the instructions and explanations in this book, you’ll learn how to: get a design patent or license your crafts work price and sell works, online and off find and utilize free ways of promoting your business online Includes all the legal forms you need! [Website]
1. Pricing and Selling The Pricing Dilemma: How Much Do You Charge? Selling Wholesale Selling Retail Selling at Crafts Shows Selling on Consignment Custom Orders Shipping and Delays Returns and Refunds Ten Tips for Collecting Past-Due Accounts Selling and Buying Outside the U.S 2. Your Studio Working From Home Finding the Right Space at the Right Price Studio Safety 3. Going Online Where Do You Start? Free Stuff Invoice Customers and Get Paid Online Battle of the Community Stores: Etsy vs. eBay Earn Money With Google Adsense The (Very) Basics of Driving Traffic to Your Crafts Site How to Build a Website in 24 Hours Basic Legal Rules When Going Online 4. Hiring Workers and Sales Reps Employee vs. Independent Contractor—What’s the Difference? Ten Tips When Hiring Family Members Statutory Employees Firing Workers Works Made for Hire When Workers Learn Your Crafts Secrets Hiring Sales Reps 5. Business Forms & Legal Liability Personal Liability: What Is It? The Business Entity as Shield Sole Proprietorship Partnership LLC vs. Corporation—What’s the Difference? The Cooperative Other Ways to Limit Liability The Need for Basic Insurance Assess and Reduce Your Risks Product Liability 6. Protecting Appearances With Copyright How a Copyright Protects You What Type of Work Qualifies for Copyright Photographs of Your Crafts Work Do You Need to Register With the Copyright Office? Choosing Whether to Register Your Works in Groups Filing a Copyright Application Posting a Copyright Notice on Your Work Getting Permission to Use Someone Else’s Work Fair Use: When It’s “Fair” for You to Use Pieces of Others’ Works The First Sale Doctrine: Your Right to Resell Works The Public Domain: Free Stuff Using Copyright Assignments What Rights Does the Customer Acquire When They Buy Your Work? Infringement of Copyright The Visual Artists Rights Act: Crafts Works and Fine Arts Personal/Model Releases 7. Protecting Appearances With Design Patents and Trade Dress Comparing Design Patents and Copyright Design Patents: The Bottom Line How to Get a Design Patent What Qualifies for a Design Patent Preparing a Design Patent Application Are There Other Types of Protection? Trade Dress What to Do If Your Work Is Ripped Off 8. Names and Trademarks Trademark Basics Collective Marks and Certification Marks Staying Out of Trouble Federal Registration 9. Licensing Crafts Licensing Overview Merchandise License Agreement Licensing Worksheet 10. Taxes Hobby vs. Business—What’s the Difference? Paying Taxes Tax Deductions 11. Lawyers, Contracts, and Lawsuits Hiring Lawyers for Routine Business Hiring Lawyers for Legal Disputes Finding the Right Lawyer Fees and Fee Agreements Evaluating Your Attorney’s Services Using Contract Provisions to Avoid Legal Costs and Hassles Appendix How to Use the CD-ROM Installing the Files Onto Your Computer Using the Word Processing Files to Create Documents Files on the CD-ROM Index
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