On The Story Reading Ape’s blog I found a very important and informative article, written by Emmanuel Nataf, CEO and founder of Reedsy. He writes and informs about legal copyright myths for us authors. I think we should never underestimate the problems myths and wrong information can do to us writers and our work. That’s why I re-blogged this. Thank you, Chris and Emmanuel.
By Emmanuel Nataf (Founder and CEO of Reedsy)
on Write To Done site:
Think you know what to do to protect your intellectual property?
The Internet’s spawned more than a couple of myths about copyright, creating widespread misunderstanding of author rights.
As authors, we care about our ideas and characters — and we want to protect them outside of our pages. That’s when copyright laws step in.
Here are four questions about copyright to which you want to know the answers right now, so that they don’t trip you up, even after you’ve written “The End.” (A/N: the below information applies only to the U.S. copyright system.)
What is poor man’s copyright?
Poor man’s copyright is the ghost that just will not go away.
To wit, the idea is this: instead of registering your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office, you can prove your copyright by mailing…
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