What YOU Need To Know About U.S. Copyright Law The Content of this post was adapted from my notes from The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Copyrights by R. Frohwein and G.S. Smith. I took these notes in 2005 but the content is still relevant. This is an overview of the first 5 chapters of the book. Please go out and support these authors by purchasing this book. It's an easy read and EXTREMELY informative.