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On Copyright

Fallacies, Fables, and Fiction:

A complete guide to writing your first book
The proper formatting of your manuscript—book, screenplay, or stage play—intentionally excludes a copyright notice. In fact, most formatting guides say that including the copyright notice brands you as a rank amateur. But you've spent a year or more on your book, and the last thing you want is for it to go out into the world without copyright protection. Here is the good news:
• Your work is automatically copyrighted (but unregistered) at the time it was created: publication and registration are not required.
• Use of copyright notice is no longer required under U.S. law.
• It is illegal for anyone to violate any of the rights provided by copyright law to the owner of the copyright: these rights are enumerated in the law.
• If you include notice, it should contain: the symbol © (or the word “copyright” or the abbreviation “copr.”), the year of publication (i.e. the year you completed your manuscript), and the name of the owner, if your work is not a work for hire, that is your name: © 2008 John Doe
• You can register your book online at Electronic Copyright Office.
To read more about copyright and so much more, order Fallacies, Fables, and Fiction now:
Fallacies, Fables, and Fiction, 8 1/2" x 11", 132 pages, 1.4 MB PDF
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