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Art 112 : 2D Design - Professor Cardoso: Copyright and Fair Use

A research guide to help you with Practice 2: Principles of Organization

Copyright and Fair Use Information

Protecting Your Work

Disclaimer

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer.  I am a professionally trained librarian.  The information provided in this LibGuide is not legal advice.  Please consult your own attorney before you act according to the information presented within.

Copyright Your Work

Do you have to register a copyright to take advantage of copyright law?

 
Answered On Mar 17, 2011
 
"No, you don't have to register a copyright to take advantage of copyright law. For example, you can sell or license a copyrighted work even if you have not registered. However, if you have made an investment in your work, it is a good idea to register it with the Copyright Office. If you register your work early, then if it is ever infringed, you have preserved the right to recovery attorneys fees and "statutory damages" in any future lawsuit."
 
 
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Getting Permission to Use the Work of Others