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Does that mean you should get one? Is a © of any use if it doesn’t allow you “remedies”? I refer clients to an attorney.
To get an official copyright, you can apply directly to US Copyright office - http://www.copyright.gov/register .
Here are a few of things they list as being copyright-able:
LITERARY WORKS ·Fiction and nonfiction ·Manuscripts ·Compilation of data ·Automated databases ·Dissertations, theses, reports, speeches ·Bound of looseleaf volumes ·Published or unpublished ·Pamphlets, brochures ·Online works
Apparently also included are website HTML code, source codes and website screen displays.
Registration becomes effective on day they receive your application, and official Certificate of Registration will come 4-5 months later (hold your tongue!)
There are also commercial sites you can register through. Here are three: ·http://www.joukkoliikennekeskustelu.net/copyright-on-the-internet.html ·https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/copyright/landing_choice.asp?isc=&se=%2B&from%5Fapp=
Here is a resource which also explains process: http://www.lawgirl.com/registration.shtml
Do you know difference between a copyright and a trademark? You’ll find a good review here from AILPA: http://www.aipla.org/Content/ContentGroups/Publications1/Publications_available_for_viewing1/What_is_a_Patent_and_Trademark.htm .
Also on their website you’ll find some educational materials, such as “How to Protect and Benefit from Your Ideas” - (http://www.aipla.org/Template.cfm?section=About_AIPLA ).
Apparently you will also receive something to place on your website more imposing than a ©.
Check with your attorney for legal advice, please.
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