Comment: Sorry to Inform You

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Sorry to Inform You

The moment you "afix" it (that is, write it out), it's copyrighted. You can assign your copyright to others as a work for hire, of course, or give it away, but until you do, at the moment of creation, you have copyright: that's what gives you the right to give it away or sell it.

Filing with the Copyright Office, or putting the copyright symbol on it, is not required. Those actions help you prove your rights and establish your authorship, but the right itself comes from the Constitution and the copyright laws.

What do you think?