Copyright Master

28791018So I made a promise to myself at the start of the year that I would try to post every week. But actually, we’re not even a month into the year and I’ve already failed miserably at that.

In my defence, though, I’ve had a lot to do this month (still do, in fact – no rest for the wicked) and updating my blog has been the last thing on my mind.

I have been reading, because it’s important to me to give myself some sort of relaxation time, but I just haven’t had time to update reviews on here. Hopefully next month things will calm down a little, and I’ll have some more time.

In the mean time, though, let me show you guys one of the things which kept me busy this month. I know this is outside the normal bounds of what this blog reviews, but…

At the start of this week, I published my first book. Not a YA Dystopia, or any kind of fantasy book, but Copyright Master is actually a short digital-only guide to copyright in the digital age, designed for writers, songwriters, artists, or anyone who has an interest in copyright in general. It aims to be a short guide to copyright, and I think (I hope!) that’s what it managed to be.

In the interests of consistency, though, let’s do this the right way.

Copyright Master – Aislinn O’Connell

The perfect distillation of everything you need to know about copyright law

Covering everything from copyright’s early history to the protection of cutting-edge software, Copyright Master is a concise, practical guide through the labyrinth of licensing and intellectual property.

Whether by explaining the Creative Commons system, providing a useful guide to takedown notices, or examining the process for licensing orphan works, Copyright Master forms an ideal primer. It will help you use content imaginatively and judiciously, detailing what you can do without licences, including fair use, American legislation and recent amendments to British fair dealing rules. Finally, Copyright Master looks into the future of this rapidly-changing field and examines how the EU’s Digital Single Market strategy will shape digital copyright in the years to come

Packed with tips, links, and other practical information, this is an essential guide for anyone wanting to create and use copyright with confidence.

Having read Copyright Master a few times now, I have to say that I’m really pleased with how it turned out. I think it’s clear, well-organised, and (hopefully) interesting. I’m really proud of my first foray into publishing, and I absolutely think you should buy this book.

In fact, I recommend that you go get it on Amazon right now. 😉


Five Stars


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