WHEN, WHERE AND HOW TO USE COPYRIGHT SYMBOL?
How and where to place the copyright symbol and copyright notice on your work?
When you place the copyright symbol on your work, it denotes that you hold the copyright to that work. You need not to wait until you have filed your copyright application to place the copyright symbol on your work.
The Copyright Notice:
The copyright notice should be placed on your work in an obvious spot. The copyright notice, which includes the copyright symbol, should look like this:
Copyright 2016 [COPYRIGHT OWNERS NAME]. All Rights Reserved.
As shown in the example given above, the word copyright and the symbol should constitute the first part of the copyright notice.
Following the copyright symbol is the year. You should mention the year in which the work was created. In case, if the work is series of small stories, year in which last story was written should be mentioned.
In place of Copyright Owners Name, name of copyright holders should be mentioned. They can be an individual, several individuals, a business entity, or organization.
WHEN,WHERE AND HOW TO USE COPYRIGHT (C) SYMBOL?
Do I Need to Place The Copyright Notice on My Work?
Though it is not necessary to put copyright notice on your work, but putting copyright notice on your work is a smart move. The copyright notice warns others of your ownership over contents of the work. This may deter potential infringers.
If you put the copyright notice on your work, you eliminate the defense taken by those who claims to use your work by mistake. With the copyright notice on the work, the infringer can not argue that he or she had no idea that the work was copyright. This alone is a great reason for you to put copyright notice on your work.
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