Re: How to copyright
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on April 17, 2002 at 01:39:58:
In Reply to: How to copyright posted by M Peterson on April 16, 2002 at 08:57:09:
: I have some poetry and a book that I want to copyright. Publishing is another story, no pun intended. I am only interested in copyright protection at this time. How and where do I submit copyright for this kind of material. Again I only want to copyright and am not interested in publishing at this time. There are an additional 5 books to follow the first all related in a series. Is there any protection for the remaining stories.
: Thank you so much for your time and involvement.
Dear M. Peterson,
The copyright law protects what you create. Registration enables enforcement. There is seldom need to register until publication. Then the publisher takes care. Watch out for the contract with the publisher.
There are ways of establishing proof or authorship that could be admissible in court if there were any need for proof.
M. Arthur Auslander
Auslander & Thomas-Intellectual Property Law Since 1909
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