[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
>> 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
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