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copyright Protection Basic information

American and Canadian Copyright Protection Basic Information


Thank you for visiting Book Marketing and Promotion Ideas to learn more about Copyright Protection Basic Information. I hope this page will make your choice easier whether you should copyright your work or not.

Before I send any of my manuscripts out to book agents or book publishers in or out of my country, which is Canada, I copyright my work. This way, if my work is stolen and produced in any creative form other than myself approving the work in that fashion, I have the right to sue, because I have legal proof that I own that piece of work.

I also do not throw away any of my drafts – first draft, second draft, third draft, etc., or any research that I may have done for writing the book. I date each draft with the current date I started that draft and as well as the research is also dated. Just in case, I have to sue, I can provide more proof than needed besides the copyright certificate for that work.

This is an excellent practice to do, who knows, one day you may need it. Hopefully you don’t, but at least you have the proof you are going to need to show lawyers and judges if you go into the court system to sue someone. More valuable information on the Book Marketing and Promotion Ideas page that will help your book or company.

I hope you find this information helpful in your marketing and promoting adventure. I decided not to charge for this information like other people do. The only payment I want is for you to purchase my book, Jamie’s Pet children's book available on Amazon only if you want to. Remember, leave a review.


Government of Canada – Canadian Intellectual Property Office – Copyright – Article: A Guide to Copyright 

This article explains Understanding Copyright – The Basics, Protect Your Valuable Creations: Copyright Defined, What Copyright Protects, Benefits of Registration, A Lifetime of Protection, Additional Considerations, Preparing your Application For Registration, Submit your Application, Corresponding with the Copyright Office, Electronic Services as well as Copyright Information – Beyond the Basics: Indicating Copyright, Changes to the Register of Copyrights, Assignments and Licenses, Additional Contacts and Information, ending with Frequently Asked Questions. Everything you need to know about Copyright is in this Article.


U.S. Copyright Office – Library of Congress - – Article: Copyright in General 

This article explains What is Copyright? What Does Copyright Protect? How is a Copyright Different from a Patent or a Trademark? Do I have to Register with your Office to be Protected? Why Should I Register My Work if Copyright Protection is Automatic? I’ve Heard About a “poor man’s copyright.” What is it? and Is My Copyright Good in Other Countries?

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