Teen Writing Tip

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Don’t forget to copyright your work and don’t use the “cheap man’s way for copyrighting” .  In the past the advice I’d receive

© is the copyright symbol in a copyright notice

© is the copyright symbol in a copyright notice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

on copyright protection was to mail the document to yourself.  This way you would have the stamp from the post office as proof for when the document was created.

For $35 online and I think it’s  $65 by mail, you can protect your work with a document from the United States Copyright Bureau.  Form TX is the form you use for literary works.  It takes FOREVER now but eventually you’ll receive a document with your copyright registration number for your manuscript. You can go online and even find your document if you lose your registration form.

http://www.copyright.org

 

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