Monthly Archives November 2007

Learn the Difference Between Registered and Non Registered Copyrights

The United States Copyright Office has a wealth of information about copyright laws and procedures, but the question still remains about whether or not you should register a copyright when you create something tangible that qualifies for a copyright.

To determine this, let’s first look at what the US Copyright Office says a copyright actually is: “Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works.” (retrieved November 26, 2006 from: http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html#protect)

Now, there are two main types of copyrights: registered and non-registered. Let’s look at the differences between the two.

A non-...

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NaNo Adventures…

Please help me.

If anyone can read this message, I am being held hostage by two men named Brent and Bradey.

They refuse to let me go until they make me sit and listen to this story that has a working title of Twin Trinity – they won’t let me sleep… they keep jabbering away in my ear, and at 3:00 last night, they threatened me that if I didn’t start writing right away, terrible things were going to happen.

I have fallen in love with this book – and I have fallen in love with both the lead characters. When this one is put to bed, I’m going to mourn the loss of Bradey and Brent. In the meantime, it’s a damned shame you can’t make love to a book.

I mean, well, I guess you could, but the paper cuts would probably hurt a bit.

To be a good writer, I think you do have to feel your characters like ...

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