For the uninitiated, copyright rules can be downright confusing to decipher. This helpful flowchart starts with the (very!) basics of copyright to get you up to speed.
Baihley Grandison is the associate editor of Writer's Digest and a freelance writer. Follow her on Twitter @baihleyg, where she mostly tweets about writing (Team Oxford Comma!), food (HUMMUS FOR PRESIDENT, PEOPLE), and Random Conversations With Her Mother.