Hello all T-shirt lovers. I am new to all of this, but have had an idea for a t-shirt that I want to design. I would love to start off the right way by protecting it, so that not just anybody can take my great idea and run with it and profit from it. I have 2 purposes in designing this one design. It's to make a difference in the world by expressing my own thoughts and hoping others will join the bandwagon to make a difference too. and if possible to make a profit so that I can continue to do good with the t-shirt sales. I have no desire to create 25 designs and start a whole business, I have to work to pay the bills. I would just like to start off with one design, advertise, market it ect. and see how it goes. I have read all these posts and they are all helpful, and interesting. Where do I begin, it seems first I should copyright my t-shirt design/idea first. Any input is much appreciated. Thank you.