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Copyrighting Your Novel Before You Publish

Registering a copyright with the United States Copyright Office is an important and often inexpensive step in protecting your novel or manuscript. By registering the copyright before the book is published you can keep the registration cost down to $35 and do the entire process online through the Electronic Copyright Office. A registered copyright is […]

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How Do You Protect Your Website from Copyright-Infringing Users?

If you have a website that allows users to post content, it is vitally important that you take steps to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA. Passed in 1998, the DMCA includes protections for owners of websites that have user generated content. Legislators recognized the benefit of allowing users to post content […]

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Can I Register Copyrights of My Artwork Online?

The United States Copyright Office has an online system for registering your copyright. While the system is the preferred way to register basic claims for . . . visual arts works,” an artist going trough the registration process would have to answer questions such as whether the work has been published. A question not easily […]

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