All About Copyrights

Protection by Copyrights A copyright is a legal concept that grants original creators of work exclusive rights for the use and distribution. A copyright is considered intellectual property, such as patents and trademarks. It’s applicable to anything, including art, inventions, etc. There are no “international copyright laws”, every country has its own laws. America, for… Continue reading All About Copyrights

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Why Should I Register My Copyright With the US Copyright Office?

Your work is officially protected as soon as you create it — no official US Copyright Office registration necessary. However, just because registration isn’t strictly required doesn’t mean there aren’t excellent reasons to officially register your copyright. Let’s look at a few of these reasons below. 1. You need a copyright registration before you can… Continue reading Why Should I Register My Copyright With the US Copyright Office?

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5 Reasons to Register Your Works With the US Copyright Office

For nearly 200 years, if you published your work without a copyright notice and without registering your copyright, U.S. copyright law provided that the work fell into the public domain. You lost all rights to challenge any infringement. Fortunately for authors and creators of other works subject to copyright protection, that is no longer true.… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Register Your Works With the US Copyright Office

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Copyright Protection: 2 Intriguing Objects Eligible for Copyrights

Copyright — a federal protection granted to the author of a creative work — is commonly understood in contexts such as books, movies, photographs, and paintings. It’s clear to most people that, under normal circumstances, you can’t copy someone’s novel and publish it as your own, post someone else’s photo or painting on your own… Continue reading Copyright Protection: 2 Intriguing Objects Eligible for Copyrights

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Why Doesn’t the US Just Mark All Secret Documents “Copyrighted” and Use Copyright Law?

It is amazing how much controversy the WikiLeaks release of confidential, secret, and classified information has caused the world. Such events trouble our military, and they appear to have hurt our State Department which is quite a fortunate. You see, we need to keep opening channels of communication between our allies, trading partners, and even… Continue reading Why Doesn’t the US Just Mark All Secret Documents “Copyrighted” and Use Copyright Law?

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Copyright Registration: Why Wait?

Copyright registration is automatic; your work, whether it is a novel, a photograph, an architectural drawing, or any other eligible type of intellectual property, is automatically protected by a copyright. And official US Copyright Office registration costs $35. So why would anyone ever want to pay for an official copyright registration? Let’s take a closer… Continue reading Copyright Registration: Why Wait?

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