Copyright According to Humphrey

Last night while everyone else was sound asleep, I stayed up and worked on my new book. It’s all about the history of cats.

Of course, first I had to jump up and check out what kind of tasty leftovers they forgot about and left out, just like I do every night for my midnight snack. Good thing I checked! I found this amazing little loaf of bread just perfect for eating. (Now, if I can just get these little bits of aluminum foil out of my teeth…)

As I was saying…I found a book online called Amazing Cats Through History. The page on the Egyptian cats was stunning! Then I found an old book of poems online about cats called Fat Cats and All That. It’s about all the famous fat cats (like me) who ever lived. Although now that I’ve lost 3 pounds and am down to 23 pounds total, I’m not as hefty as I used to be.

Anyhow, I wanted to know if I could quote freely from these funtastic books in MY book, or if I needed special permission because someone owned the copyright. Hey, I’m not a copycat! I check these things out! So I contacted the best source I know…a cool cat who works in a university’s archives. I figured he’d know a thing or two ’cause he handles dusty old books all the time.

I was right! He sent me a link that’s so fantastic I had to share it with you.

To learn all about copyright in one straightforward place, check out this link:

Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States