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Copyright - I'm a bit Clueless??

Discussion in 'General Business Forum:' started by Magma, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Magma

    Magma Member

    Yeah as the title says when it comes to getting my work copyrighted, I have no idea what I'm doing

    Do I use a service to do it?
    Can I give the copyright to my clients for a fee?

    Someone please just set me straight on this one... it really puzzles me :confused:
     
  2. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

  3. Mark Alexander

    Mark Alexander Senior Member

    Not a lawyer, not legal advice, assuming you're in the UK, etc.

    You automatically gain copyright protection when you create something original, no registration with any authority is required to give you this protection. Outside of the UK things get a little more complex. Theoretically legislation should protect you equally across the UK, the EU and the Commonwealth, but practically it helps if you take certain steps (displaying the copyright symbol/notice/date, registering with certain bodies, etc).

    It all depends on what you're doing and where you'll be operating.

    As for transferring it to clients, that's entirely up to you. You can include it in your service fees, charge them for it, or opt not to surrender it at all.
     
  4. Magma

    Magma Member

    Thanks Mark, that really cleared it up :D
     

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