Poor man's copyright and multiple submissions
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Posted by Spelter on January 08, 2000 at 05:15:49:
I am an aspiring writer of short fiction and poetry. To date, the only protection I have afforded myself is the so-called "poor man's copyright", where I mail the work to myself and file away the unopened envelope. Is this effective? Also, would I be allowed to copyright, say, three short stories as a "collection" for one $30 fee, and still maintain adequate protection? If so, would I be able to include a poem in the collection, even though poetry is typically covered by a separate form? Thanks in advance.
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