How to Apply for a Copyright?

Answer Copyright (established under the 1976 Copyright Act) protects the original work of authors. This covers a variety of intellectual property including literary, artistic, musical, dramatic works and ... Read More »

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Does an item need to have the copyright logo to be considered a copyright item?

According to the U.S. Copyright Office, a work no longer needs the copyright symbol to be considered a copyrighted work. The United States dropped the old rule in 1989 to fit the requirements of th... Read More »

Do all items have to have the copyright logo to be considered a copyright?

Under U.S. law, copyright protection attaches automatically when a work is created. Use of the © symbol has not been required since 1989. Using the copyright symbol can be beneficial, however, bec... Read More »

Celebrity Copyright Law?

While you cannot copyright ideas, facts, titles and names according to Title 17 of the U.S. Code, there is copyright protection for "authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and other intel... Read More »

How to Copyright Poetry?

A copyright exists at the time your literary work is created. However, it is recommended that you register your copyright claim. Registration is not required but is necessary to establish a public ... Read More »