What is a Serial or Periodical copyright?
"Copyright" literally means the right to copy. Copyright is a form of protection provided by International laws given to the authors of ôoriginal works of authorship,ö including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works.
For copyright purposes, serials are defined as works issued or intended to be issued in successive parts bearing numerical or chronological designations and intended to be continued indefinitely. Your serial or periodical work has copyrights the instant that you commit it to some sort of tangible media or it is "ready to copy".
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The US Library of Congress defines "Serials and Periodicals" as follows:
For copyright purposes, serials are defined as works issued or intended to be issued in successive parts bearing numerical or chronological designations and intended to be continued indefinitely.
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Why do I need to protect or register my copyrights?
Problems can arise if you are required to provide credible evidence of when you first created your newsletters, newspapers, magazines, bulletins, annuals, proceedings, etc...
The sooner you can produce credible evidence of your copyright ownership for your serials and periodicals, the better off you will be in any copyright infringement action. Read more
No matter what, your SEAL™ file will always credibly represent the earliest moment in history that your copyright was in your possession...