Re: How To - Obtain a Copywrite
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on June 04, 2001 at 04:51:15:
In Reply to: How To - Obtain a Copywrite posted by Lost in the Great White North on June 03, 2001 at 19:03:58:
: I am an aspiring poet. I live in Bradford, Ontario, Canada. I have written many poems, which I would like to copywrite. How is this done?
: A friend told me if I post a poem on poetry.com the copywrite symbol appears automatically beside my name. Does this mean I have a copywrite on it?
: Also, can I trust poetry.com? They check out all right with the B.B.B. If they agree to publish any of my work I would be afraid to send money for the purchase a book. You see, I haven't much money.If it is true though, I don't want to miss the oppourtunity to own a copy.
: Please help me.
Even if the BBB has no bad news on the publisher, paying for publication may be taking advantage of you.
All publications should carry the International Copyright Convention copyright notice, (c)(c in a circle) Your name and year of publication.
I believe a US copyright registration may be better since it cover the whole US and there is still world treaty overage. There is lots to be concerned about. With an Official US Fee of $30, one poem at a time can mount up. The prompt registation of the Copyright is important. There are things that can be done to legally save on the US fees.
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