Re: Re: Obtaining a Copyright
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on October 27, 2003 at 14:44:49:
In Reply to: Re: Obtaining a Copyright posted by Joseph Kerr on October 27, 2003 at 09:49:05:
: : How would one go about obtaining a copyright for a manuscript they just completed?
Dear Mr. Kerr,
The copyright law covers what you have done. A copyright can be registered but the usually is little reason to register. Once you can get a publisher, the publisher usually takes care of the copyright.
You had better have a GOOD agreement with the publisher to protect yourself.
If you show what you have written, the idea is not protected, only the mode of expression.
You have to understand the law and even then things can be tough.
M. Arthur Auslander
Auslander & Thomas-Intellectual Property Law Since 1909
3008 Johnson Ave., New York, NY 10463
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