How does the book thing work?Swing Easy said:There are a lot of threads on this site going into deep detail about this. use the search option on the left.
Short answer is this; if you think you have really individual, high quality designs, get a REGISTERED copyright. Put them all in one book together and send them in. You'll have to pay about $40. That's it.
You just print your designs on a page, or several pages, put them together very neatly, and give it a name such as "Joe's Fall '06 Design Portfolio."aokusman said:How does the book thing work?
Hmmmm, OK, but for LICENSING this shouldn't be a problem, right? I mean, people who write a novel, for instance, often let "The New Yorker" or somebody print a chapter from it with no problems, don't they?aerodynamics said:Yes, each work is protected. It only becomes a problem when ownership is changed.
This is NOT a way of protecting copyright AT ALL. This has been debunked by every legitmate source of copyright information (including the us copyright office).t-bot said:mail it to yourself via certified mail before you show it. Dont get all paranoid that everyone is out to rip you off. With this type of attitude you may never get the breaks...... paranoia self distroya.
did I say it was ?Rodney said:This is NOT a way of protecting copyright AT ALL. This has been debunked by every legitmate source of copyright information (including the us copyright office).
You CANNOT mail a package to yourself and use it as proof of original copyright ownership.
No no no! Mailing yourself something (aka the poor man's copyright) is WORTHLESS. It proves absolutely nothing, and will not protect you. Get a real copyright if you want to have legal protection.T-BOT said:E Mail it to yourself via certified mail before you show it. Dont get all paranoid that everyone is out to rip you off. With this type of attitude you may never get the breaks... paranoia self distroya.
In general, major companys will NOT rip you off, they have great designers working for them already who are in the know and way on top.
and who are those people that are ripping you off ?Twinge said:Major companies may not want to rip you off, no; I'd be more worried about other small ones =) I'm still new and unknown, and I've already found people taking my designs and printing them themselves with iron-ons