How-To Get Your Artwork or Writing Protected with a Copyright
In today’s digital age it’s time your artwork and writing got protected!
Comics, Pinnup artwork, poems, novellas, essays and the vast body of original works out there have quite the value to them weather it is from a wholesome point of view to test one’s ability to produce it or from a business standpoint where the content made is worth it’s weight in gold. There are a few solutions for that. Two, to be exact: Making your work part of the “Public Domain” or getting a “Copyright”. Some folks seek to harness that power of creativity as a career while others are just happy to give the world something from their mind’s eye. Whatever or wherever it may come from or be intended for there is one thing for sure:
You and your work needs to be protected.
This can be done through simple methods like posting it publicly on a blog or various publicly accessible websites and announcing it to the world “This is mine but you can have it!” this is called:
This is defined as: the state of belonging or being available to the public as a whole, and therefore not subject to copyright. You’ll retain the original as your own work but won’t have any legal grounds for suing folks who might use it and it’s meant for the world at large to enjoy and do with as they please.
However, if you’re one of the folks looking to make a career of your work what you’re going to want is a:
This is a far more weighty process. Copyright is a legal right that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights for its use and distribution as per definition given from the United States Copyright Office (yes, it’s a real thing). Getting one of these for your work will enable you to put said works on paper, artwork, e-book, or even greeting card quotes into circulation for money or distribution specifically under your control and protect your works in case someone tries to use them for their own gain or distribution.
Copyright can be used on singular items or on many items in a collection in volumes. The submission for one can be done online and the nuances for such can be specific depending on the nation you are submitting it for the “Copyright” in. This is an important part of any creator’s respective body of work because it means that you, specifically, are the one who produced it and there is a copy of it in the hands of the government who can enforce the law of the creator and rights of said creator for their creations not to be used by those whom it was not intended for or given consent to use.
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