Why Copyright?

Written by Jill Black

Copyright givesrepparttar author orrepparttar 108197 publisherrepparttar 108198 legal ownership rights to control production, sale and distribution of particular documents or images.

Protecting your intellectual property is a vital part of creating and selling your own digitally published works.

Registering your copyright establishes a public record of your copyright worldwide.

An excellent resource onrepparttar 108199 subject can be found at Brad Templetons site which I recommend as a must read by anyone interested in protecting their work...


When you run an online business be aware ofrepparttar 108200 copyright laws in other countries and compare them with your own country's laws and how they may also apply to you.

The information in government documents is usually not copyright and available for use by everyone, but always check to be sure.

When you have created your e-book you do not want an un-authorised party to illegally copy your work or claim it as theirs.

Along withrepparttar 108201 other pirating proliferating onrepparttar 108202 netrepparttar 108203 stealing of ebooks is growing at an alarming rate.

There have been many cases where authors have found their work on other author's sites underrepparttar 108204 name ofrepparttar 108205 other author. If your work is copyrighted you can at least legally sue for copyright infringement.

Busting Online Copyright Thieves

Written by Jim Edwards

How safe is anyone's copyright online?

Well imagine my surprise when I clicked on a website link to discover that someone had not only copied my website to their server - but was selling my ebook and undercutting me inrepparttar process! Some dishonest person operating from Eastern Europe had literally stolen my entire business and I discovered it only by sheer luck.

After some very lengthy and threatening emails I got them shut down, butrepparttar 108196 question remains, how safe is your copyright online and what can you do to protect it?

Traditionally written works have enjoyed copyright protection not only throughrepparttar 108197 rule of law, but also because ofrepparttar 108198 physical difficulty in stealing another person's work. Let's face it, photocopying a 200 page book rates about as much fun as watching paint dry and at 5 cents a page you're talking a quick ten dollar printing bill.

If you steal someone's book, print up a thousand copies and try to get it ontorepparttar 108199 local bookstore's shelves,repparttar 108200 chances of getting caught rank pretty high.

Butrepparttar 108201 online world has changed those rules and physical safeguards significantly. The Internet, email andrepparttar 108202 Web make it easier than ever to steal someone else's work. Withrepparttar 108203 most basic skills and a few mouse clicks, someone can take your book, your website, and along with it weeks, months, and even years of your hard work.

Though intellectual property and international copyright laws apply to online works, enforcement of those laws is expensive and, in many cases, hard to enforce.

Well don't despair, you do have options if you find someone has violated your copyright online. Anytime I find someone violating my copyright, which isn't very often, I take these three steps in rapid-fire fashion.

First, make 100% surerepparttar 108204 other person realizes they have violated your copyright. You can send them a nice but firm note telling them to stop whatever activity violates your copyright. If that doesn't work move on to step two.

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