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!

Copyright © 2017 by Penny Wilson

About Penny Wilson Writes

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. My poetry has been published on Ariel Chart, a monthly online Journal and Spill Words Press. 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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