Re: information on copyrights
Dec 03, 1997 01:17 PM
by Bart Lidofsky
Vincent Beall wrote:
> Eldon, I have been told directly by copyright examiners at the US
> Copyright office that noone has a copyright without a copyright
> certificate, which must be applied for and a fee paid. They have also
> said that putting a copyright notice on your work offers some
> protection, but it is weak and may mean that you would lose a costly
> leagle battle to collect damages.
> Why don't you check with the copyright office directly?
I am interested in the exact wording of the question you asked the
examiner. Also, we are talking more about legal/illegal and right/wrong,
not what one can get away with.
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