What is a Copyright?

Updated: May 6

Are you an artist, musician, photographer, or writer? Do you create beautiful works of art, breathtaking photos, inspiring songs, or original poems or stories?

If so, then you may want to consider copyright registration.

A copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States for original works of authorship. Copyright literally means “the right to copy.”

Copyrights protect music, artwork, books, plays, and even software, to name a few. Copyrights help prevent others from stealing your valuable works and ideas and using them as their own.

The truth is, a copyright is secured automatically when you create your work and put it on paper, canvas, or a disc.

Although registration with the US Copyright Office is not required to secure protection, it is highly recommended for many reasons.

For example, copyright registration establishes a public record, boosts your copyright protection, and can help you collect money in a lawsuit against infringing works.

Ask yourself, do you have locks on your doors and an alarm on your car? Do you have homeowner’s insurance? How about car insurance?

Probably yes. You can get the same protection for your creative ideas as well.

Go get yourself a copyright so that you continue creating beautiful work, without worry!

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