[OT] Copyrighting games?

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Fri Aug 21 20:54:00 EDT 2015


On 8/21/2015 7:29 PM, Dr. Hawkins wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 8:30 AM, Lynn Fredricks <
> lfredricks at proactive-intl.com> wrote:
>
>> Copyright registration is not required to be afforded some protections
>> under
>> copyright law, but it affords _additional_ protection under US law that
>> makes your rights easier to enforce.
>>
>
> Most notably, the eligibility for statutory damages. If memory serves,
> there are also better provisions for attorneys fees.(Yes I am a lawyer, but
> this is a statement of the law, not legal advice)

When I was 10 years old and taking piano lessons I wrote a little song. 
I took out my big pencil and double-sized music paper and laboriously 
wrote it out. It was three pages long. I then scrawled out a long-hand 
letter to the U.S. Copyright Office requesting copyright forms, and 
returned my little song to Washington D.C. where it languishes to this day.

I was SO PROUD. And even though I can no longer remember how the song 
went or what it was, it is formally copyrighted and if anyone steals it 
I can sue  and make tons of money -- provided I recognize it. :)

-- 
Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com




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