Protection and Copyright

I just deleted my previous post regarding this same subject.  I had the Wrong information and I did not want my readers to have incorrect info about Copyrights.

This is the Correct information:

For works published after March 1, 1989, no copyright notice need be placed on the work in order for full copyright protection to apply. From a practical standpoint, however, an author should always place the following notice on his or her work: Copyright © 1997 by Author’s Name. All Rights Reserved. The reason for this advice is purely practical; such a notice warns people who view the work that the author takes copyright issues seriously and may have a deterrent effect upon possible infringers, especially those who are unfamiliar with the intricacies of copyright law. 

Please accept my apologizes if I led you in the wrong direction about this.

I would like to thank Audrey over at for bringing my error to my attention.

Write on my friends!

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I am a freelance writer that writes in several genres. I've had a successful blog with a growing and loyal following for more than 5 years. I've written articles for Counseling Directory .org, Introvert Dear .com and WOW Women on Writing. I'm currently working on my first novel. You can find more of my writings on my blog at: and follow me on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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4 Responses to Protection and Copyright

  1. trentpmcd says:

    This is pretty much what I thought, but I didn’t have time to look it up after reading your post and didn’t want to say something in case I was wrong.


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