[OT] Copyrighting games?

JB sundown at pacifier.com
Sat Aug 22 03:05:57 CEST 2015


I think patents and copyrights have a
time limit.

John Balgenorth


On Aug 21, 2015, at 5:54 PM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com> wrote:

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