Copyright Registration FAQs: I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Mail Myself a Letter

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But I won’t copyright it that way.

Recently, we’ve had a number of potential client with copyright questions. So we thought it was time to post some copyright registration FAQs.

1. What can you copyright? Copyright law protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, photographs, drawings, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Recipes and web sites sometimes can be protected, It protects the expression of ideas. It does not protect domain names, titles, slogans, most logos, band names, company names, facts, ideas, systems or methods of operation.

2. How do you get protection? Copyrights are created when you “fix” the work in a “tangible means of expression.” So when it hits the paper, the memory card or the computer RAM, it is protected.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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