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 https://mnprairieroots.com/ for bringing my error to my attention.
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