Sometimes I see them on peoples hubs and sometimes not. I've also seen them on pictures too. Is this something I should include on my own work?
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Wesley, sounds good. Doesn't HP automatically ensure your articles are copyrighted?
If you read the article, the very fact that you wrote it, means that it is copyrighted. No need to pay $35 dollars per article either Jesse. You can do that, but you are protected. I didn't know about my "rights" as a writer, now I do. I'm happy.
To legally copyright something, it's on the us gov's website, it's $35 a piece.
Link to the FAQ from the copyright.gov: http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html...
It is legal,whether you pay $35 or not. See do I have to register? Paying $35 gives you the ability to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work
Not really, I have seen hubs copied with the copyright message in tact.
Jesse, I followed up in comments in my original comment. $35 enables you to bring lawsuit. If I was unable to resolve it via personal contact, I would not go to court and file lawsuit. You are right, not worth it, $35 plus court costs, time costs.