Is Copyright Protection Automatic?

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Is Copyright Protection Automatic?

A look at whether Copyright Protection is automatic.

by TaurusBeats (Taurus James)

Under the 1976 Copyright Act, which became effective January 1, 1978, a work is automatically protected by copyright when it is created.

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A work is created when it is "fixed" in a copy for the first time. Neither registration in the Copyright Office nor publication is required for copyright protection under the present law.

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