How to reserve the rights..

by niuhmerch 4 replies
of my website. Ive no idea what is the process of reserving and if its expensive?
Thanks in advance..
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas
    Originally Posted by niuhmerch View Post

    of my website. Ive no idea what is the process of reserving and if its expensive?
    Thanks in advance..
    What a strange question!

    What are you talking about?

    Are you referring to a copyright issue?

    If so, in the majority of nations (at least in the West), copyright is automatically recognised at the point of creation (or is it the point of first public disclosure... in most cases, it amounts to the same thing anyway).

    You are not required to register a copyright but it would give you an iron-clad case if you did. Since it's the only country that requires the submission of a copy of a publication when registered a copyright, do it in the U.S. (even if you don't live there... you don't have to be American - they accept registrations from anyone in the world and the registration certificate will be recognised by virtually every Court on the planet).

    I think the cost has risen in recent times... it's about $40 or $50. You can find instructions on how to register at copyright.gov.

    Tommy.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

      What a strange question!

      What are you talking about?

      Are you referring to a copyright issue?

      If so, in the majority of nations (at least in the West), copyright is automatically recognised at the point of creation (or is it the point of first public disclosure... in most cases, it amounts to the same thing anyway).

      You are not required to register a copyright but it would give you an iron-clad case if you did. Since it's the only country that requires the submission of a copy of a publication when registered a copyright, do it in the U.S. (even if you don't live there... you don't have to be American - they accept registrations from anyone in the world and the registration certificate will be recognised by virtually every Court on the planet).

      Tommy.
      Tiny correction...

      U.S. copyright registration is only required if you want to sue for damages in a U.S. court. The actual copyright exists the moment your creation is put in fixed form, i.e. published online for a web page.

      When you put your copyright notice on your page, add the phrase "All rights reserved" to make it clear.

      Depending on the nature of the site, you may also want to have a more detailed Terms of Use page spelling out exactly what rights visitors have. For example, if you offer a free report in exchange for an opt-in, you might specify that the report is for personal use only and license the now-subscriber to keep one copy of the report on their computer. Specify that they have no distribution or resell rights.

      [Source: CyberLaw - A Legal Arsenal for Online Business by Brett J. Troutt (an attorney). Available through Amazon.com for about $12. Also has several sample template for TOS, Privacy, etc. statements.]
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      • Profile picture of the author Thomas
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        The actual copyright exists the moment your creation is put in fixed form, i.e. published online for a web page.
        I thought that's what I said!

        U.S. copyright registrations aren't just applicable in the U.S.... they can be used in virtually any Court in the world. Since they're the only country that requires submission of a copy of the publication, it's as iron-clad as proof of registration can be and will be accepted almost everywhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas
    Actually, here's something else that might interest you. It was written a few years ago so still has the old $30 fee mentioned. It also mentions Canadian registration...

    How To Get Sued For Violating Your OWN Copyright!
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