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There is no “international copyright” that will automatically protect an author's work throughout the entire world. Protection against unauthorized use in a particular country dep…

Consumer Information

Find information on the Consumer Action Handbook, recalls, trademarks, patents, copyrights and more. The Consumer Action HandbookWarranties and GuaranteesRecallsLeasing versus Buying Tha…

Georgia Information

The Question: I'm a student in middle school, and I'd appreciate it a lot if you guys could send me some information on the state of Georgia. The Answer: …

Retirement Information

Source: Department of Labor 1. Know your retirement needs. Retirement is expensive. Experts estimate that you'll need about 70% of your pre-retirement income—lower earners, 9…

Customs Information

United States residents must declare all articles acquired abroad and in their possession at the time of their return. In addition, articles acquired in the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samo…

The Consumer Action Handbook

Source: U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs. The Consumer Action Handbook, published by the Federal Consumer Information Center, is over 160 pages of valuable information that no consumer should b…

Recalls

Several federal agencies enforce product-safety regulations and provide recall information. Central access to recall information is at www.recalls.gov . Consumer products: U.S. Consumer Produ…

Copyright Registration

Copyright registration makes a public record of the basic facts of a particular copyright. Even though registration is not a requirement for protection, the copyright law provides several inc…

What Is Not Protected

Several categories of material are generally not eligible for federal copyright protection. These include, among others:works that have not been fixed in a tangible form of expression—f…

General Principles

“Copies” are material objects from which a work can be read or visually perceived, such as books, manuscripts, sheet music, film, videotape, or microfilm. “Phonorecords&#822…