Re: Poor Man's Copyright?
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on July 13, 2001 at 03:51:45:
In Reply to: Poor Man's Copyright? posted by LaTisha on July 12, 2001 at 13:54:46:
: I was advised to copyright documents. One suggestion was Poor Man's Copyright. While it may be extremely economical, I do not think it is the best method. Might anyone have any other suggestions as to how I may guard my documents?
A poor mans copyright is generally a waste of effort, particularly since the Official Copyright Filling fee is only $30.
If you know what you are doing, there is much that you can do without spending much money. There is also the risk in a "Poor Man's Copyright", that when the chips are down, the wanted evidence may not be accepted in court.
M. Arthur Auslander
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