COPYWRITE: As found on the U.S. Copywrite Office Website:
When is my work protected?
Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.
Do I have to register with your office to be protected?
No. In general, registration is voluntary. Copyright exists from the moment the work is created. You will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section “Copyright Registration.”
Why should I register my work if copyright protection is automatic?
Registration is recommended for a number of reasons. Many choose to register their works because they wish to have the facts of their copyright on the public record and have a certificate of registration. Registered works may be eligible for statutory damages and attorney’s fees in successful litigation. Finally, if registration occurs within five years of publication, it is considered prima facie evidence in a court of law. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section “Copyright Registration” and Circular 38b, Highlights of Copyright Amendments Contained in the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA), on non-U.S. works.
I’ve heard about a “poor man’s copyright.” What is it?
The practice of sending a copy of your own work to yourself is sometimes called a “poor man’s copyright.” There is no provision in the copyright law regarding any such type of protection, and it is not a substitute for registration.
Is my copyright good in other countries?
The United States has copyright relations with most countries throughout the world, and as a result of these agreements, we honor each other’s citizens’ copyrights. However, the United States does not have such copyright relationships with every country. For a listing of countries and the nature of their copyright relations with the United States, see Circular 38a, International Copyright Relations of the United States.
Therefore, all works published on this site, UbrielBryneBooks.com, are the copywritten and protected works of the original author with copying, sampling and publication rights extended to UbrielBryneBooks.com.
Even though mailing a hard copy to yourself does not grant a registered copywrite, it does establish a date of creation. If at any point the copywrite on a UbrielBryneBooks.com publication is challenged, having the date of creation established in a post-mark could be helpful.
If a copywrite on a work is challenged in a court of law, it will be the original author’s responsibility to register the copywrite in said author’s name. If the original author is unwilling or unable to register the copywrite, UbrielBryneBooks.com reserves the right to complete the registration. In such case, the registration will be to the name of the UbrielBryneBooks.com publishing company, together with all the rights associated therewith.
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