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How to Copyright Treasured Works Via Library Of Congress © 2016

Updated on January 14, 2016

Thorough Protection Is Imperative

I’ve seen here on hub pages that people's work or partial work is stolen or posted elsewhere. I have been copyrighting my works long before I came to Hub Pages. I copyright songs, poetry and book material. However, a lot of my hub material that I post here is not copyrighted according the American standard of the U.S. Library of Congress that which is official.


Copyright For General

It is good to copyright via the U.S. Library of Congress to protect any works legally that is posted here on any site of the internet? I have read that many of you are having sections or all of your works stolen and posted elsewhere on the Internet. No one can steal your work if you have a date, a copyright number and copyright stamp that certifies it is your work whether it is art, a skit, poetry, fiction, story and whatever was created.

Copyright Your Works Legally

I don’t know how it works for writers and artists in other countries but citizens and residents of the U.S. can copyright works for full protection. A copyright through the U.S. Library gives full protection for a citizen to publish anywhere in the world. It may be okay for any other citizen and resident of a country to register for a copyright via the U.S. LOC.

The Copyright Begins Immediately

All works that are created can be registered for copyright such. I have performed services for songwriters. Copyrights via U.S. LOC may be done conveniently on line.

As soon as you pay the fee and complete the online process then the copyright starts on that date although it may take up to sixty-days to receive the hard copy but at least it is legal and protected. You can also have more than ten and up works copyrighted for the price of one. The price has gone up after ten years or so from thirty-five to fifty-five per registration. If you’re interested in legally and properly copyright your work then go on the website that I posted above.

A Secret Method Uncovered To Make the ©

I also found out by fiddling around that on one of my WINDOWS computers that I needed to make the copyright symbol by typing (C). I guess I found that out by way of the Spirit because I was flabbergasted that it did not make it according to the website directions.


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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      Useful tips so we can protect our work. Thank you for your important hub. Have you ever published a book ? If you have and if you had already protected your work here would you have to do it again. Because your individual stories might be all in one place.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Hey prospectboy, thanks for stopping by today. Your comment is well appreciated.

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      Bradrick H. 3 years ago from Texas

      Very informative article you've written here sir. This kind of information can be very useful to people that are publishing things online, and should be passed on. I'm going to share this on my Twitter page for certain. Voted up, rated useful.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you Grandy, Glad you stated those facts. I don't understand why some "good folks" by known stolen goods or bootleg items. I further don't understand why some people relinquish their honesty and dignity to claim or take credit for content, writings, art and etc. that they didn't create.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Many of us "good folks" can choose not to buy "hot, stolen, or bootleg items." Another thing is like on the internet, I don't understand why some people would sacrifice their honesty and dignity in order to take credit for content, writing or a creation that they do not even inspire.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 3 years ago from Philippines

      This is wonderful advice, especially since so many works are being stolen online. The link, I'm sure, will be helpful to many writers in the US.

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Interesting! A safe way to go but in this cunning world we live in there's always a way to beat the system, lets take for instance movies who really cares about copyright anymore. They go right in the theatre and film the movies and sell it right on the net.

      So copyright is really a battle just about now though no one likes their hard labours to be stolen . We cannot do much about it in a sense.

      thanks for sharing

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you Ms Dana for your comment. This is the best way to protect valuable content, graphics, art and etc. Be blessed!

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      Dana Tate 3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Unfortunately most people know about copy write, but it's not until content is stolen that they will do anything about it. Hopefully your message will be taken to heart. You never know when something you create will take you beyond your wildest dreams.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Yes! Thank you Devika for stopping by

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great suggestion and a very important part of keeping one's work int act.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Thanks billybuc for stopping by and commenting. I'm sure you all of your writings are treasured pieces :-)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Good information my friend. Thank you for doing the research.