The Truth Behind Popular Copyright Myths…

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by Susan Spann  on Writer Unboxed site:

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Copyright law can seem confusing, but authors need to know the basics—especially when (and whether) to register a copyright, and what to do when using a pseudonym.

As a publishing lawyer, I work with copyright issues (and authors) all the time, and today, I thought I’d take a closer look at some popular myths about copyright law and how it applies to novels and other creative works.*

7 Popular Copyright Myths

* Disclaimer:

This post is for information purposes only. It is not, and should not be interpreted as, legal advice to any person or on any topic.

Also: this post discusses U.S. copyright law—the laws of other nations and principalities may differ.

Consult an attorney in your country, state, or province for an individual assessment of your legal rights and needs.

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3 thoughts on “The Truth Behind Popular Copyright Myths…

    • You’re welcome, Eartha! I know I’m not the only one wondering about these things, and sometimes searches return more legalese than I want to fool with. Hit me with straight talk any day! 😉

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Enjoy the weekend. ☺

      • You’re so right about “legalese.” I tried to trademark an idea once, paid fees and everything but ended up giving up on the process. It seemed so complicated! What I learned is that it’s a good idea to talk to a handful of experienced professionals.

        You too have an awesome weekend! 🙂

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