The number of independent comic book artists continues to grow, and the web and self-publishing revolution makes it easier than ever for indie artists to get their work to fans.
Recently, an independent creator sued Marvel for copying the artist’s work when re-designing Iron Man’s body armor.
Luckily, copyright law protects comic books just as it does musical works, written media, or paintings. The Electronic Copyright Office provides and easy way for artists to register a copyright on their visual works before publication, or after the book has been released online only.
Registering your copyright is an inexpensive way to protect you work and help ensure a better recovery if your work is infringed.
If you have questions about how to register your copyright, give us a call.