How do I get a Copyright?

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I'm a new author and have very little experience with the legal side of things. I've seen that a Copyright page is required. How do I obtain the Copyright for my own work?

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  • Joe_Bondi_BeachJoe_Bondi_Beach Creator San Francisco Bay Area Creator
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    SLKillian said:
    I'm a new author and have very little experience with the legal side of things. I've seen that a Copyright page is required. How do I obtain the Copyright for my own work?
    You are the copyright holder of your own work, unless you've affirmatively assigned the copyright to someone else. Lulu's page here has the details.

  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius Lulu Genius
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    As that Lulu page states, once you create something in to something tangible (not just in your head in other words) then it's automatically copyrighted by some worldwide agreements. A copyright page is to name you as the copyright holder. (There are example ones on line.) However, some people do register their copyrights as a safeguard. It's particularly recommended in the USA. But do beware that there are 1000s of places on line who will take money off you to Register your copyrights, which have no actual use in law. They are worthless and pointless. This is useful info >>   https://www.gov.uk/copyright 

    Incidentally. There are many Far Eastern countries that turn a blind eye to infringements.

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