HELEN TRIES IT: M. Fletcher Reynolds, an attorney and music theorist sent me a copy of his book The Basics of Copyright. The book is a guide for non-lawyers and is written in simple, lighthearted language for those of us who want to understand how copyright law works and how to make it work for what we do in daily life like snap photos on our iPhones. The book explains the difference between a patent, trademark and copyright law which I always found slightly confusing. It also has a chapter on fair use and a final chapter on how to avoid trouble if you want to use a photo, video or clip art. Throughout the book are short quizzes that help you know if you understand the material. They are simple and explained in a discussion section. I highly recommend this book if you use the web, have a website or just want to know more about copyright law. This listing is now verified.