Re: Re: Re: Copywriting a story
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on January 21, 2002 at 22:08:14:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Copywriting a story posted by Valarie Baxley on January 21, 2002 at 08:17:37:
: : : I am so new to this...but I do have a novel I am working on and I would like to put what I have on the net...how do I make sure that no one claims it for themselves?
: : Dear Mr. Fowler,
: : While the copyright law cover a work from the moment of creation, properly protecting a work requires an understanding of the statute.
: : The first rule is to publish with a UCC copyright notice. After that the application registration on a regular basis cost $30 in Official Fees. It takes from 3 weeks to 9 or ten months to get the Certificate. Rush filing cost $550 in Official fees, and is mostly limit to litigation situations.
: : We start our clients with a Reality Check™, to arm you with knowledge of the whole situation. May of our clients can then file their own application and or check with us for asssurance if there are quesions.
: : M. Arthur Auslander
: :I have written several short stories, which I wish to copywrite before I send out to various magazines, with a view to printing should they be suitable. What is the procedure and how can I protect this work?
Dear Valerie Baxley,
I believe most authors take their chances. The big risk is that the idea is not protected. I do not believe that there is much taking of whole works that are submitted. If taken there is recource.
M. Arthur Auslander
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