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Staying Legal: A Guide to Copyright and Trademark Use by Francine Ward

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Lesson 5:How to Protect Your Copyrights

It’s important to know that you have a valid copyright the moment you reduce your original work of art or authorship to a tangible form. Nothing more is required. However, you can do two things that will take that protection to the next level:

 

  1. Always apply the copyright notice symbol to your work.
  2. Register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office.

Copyright Notice

Copyright notice is identifying information that you place—in a visibly perceptible manner—on all copyrighted works, which lets the world know that you claim a copyright on that work. Notice serves a legal purpose, but it also lets potential infringers know that you take seriously the protection of your valuable intellectual property. ...

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