PROTECT YOURSELF (US Copyrights)

PROTECT YOURSELF (US Copyrights)

Post by Miles Jackso » Mon, 04 Aug 2003 01:27:42



Protect your hard work!  Do you have that all important Copyright?  Did you
spend a lot of *, sweat, and tears developing an application only to
leave it open to FREE DISTRIBUTION because you neglected to secure a US
Copyright?  I am a software developer with 20+ years experience. Yes, I am
an old fart.  But I do have lots of US Copyrights on file and my
applications are all protected.  Some go back to the CP/M days.  Hey, I said
I was old.  But I also have some that are as current as this year.   Yes, I
know it is 2003, I'm not THAT old.
I am a software copyright specialist.  I have dozens of my own and have
helped hundreds of other developers protect their work by acquiring their
own copyrights.  I know the rules, the forms, the procedures, the "Do This"
and the "Don't Do That" things that are required to successfully get that
all important copyright.  No need to submit or divulge any source code to
me.  I can usually secure a copyright for an application for as little as
$50.00 US.
PROTECT YOUR TIME AND MENTAL STRESS.

 
 
 

PROTECT YOURSELF (US Copyrights)

Post by Ed Procha » Tue, 05 Aug 2003 06:21:31



> Protect your hard work!  Do you have that all important Copyright?  Did you
[]
> own copyrights.  I know the rules, the forms, the procedures, the "Do This"
> and the "Don't Do That" things that are required to successfully get that
> all important copyright.  No need to submit or divulge any source code to
> me.  I can usually secure a copyright for an application for as little as
> $50.00 US.
> PROTECT YOUR TIME AND MENTAL STRESS.

[]

If you know all the rules, then you know it should cost less than $50

The "lack" of protection is a myth in many cases as seen in the FAQ:

        10 Big Myths about copyright explained
                        By Brad Templeton

        1)  "If it doesn't have a copyright notice, it's not
        copyrighted."

        This was true in the past, but today almost all major
        nations follow the Berne copyright convention.  For example,
        in the USA, almost everything created privately after April 1,
        1989 is copyrighted and protected whether it has a notice or not.
        The default you should assume for other people's works is that
        they are copyrighted and may not be copied unless you *know*
        otherwise.  There are some old works that lost protection
        without notice, but frankly you should not risk it unless
        you know for sure.

        It is true that a notice strengthens the protection, by
        warning people, and by allowing one to get more and
        different damages, but it is not necessary.  If it looks
        copyrighted, you should assume it is.   This applies to pictures,
        too.  You may not scan pictures from magazines and post them
        to the net, and if you come upon something unknown,
        you shouldn't post that either.

        The correct form for a notice is:
                "Copyright <dates> by <author/owner>"
        You can use C in a circle instead of "Copyright" but "(C)"
        has never been given legal force.  The phrase "All Rights
        Reserved" used to be required in some nations but is now
        not needed.

Read the rest of this at the FAQ archives. One location is:
ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.announce.newusers/Copyright_Myths_...
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