How do I protect my cartoons or comic strips online?|
So you have created your characters and your story. You are ready to start seeking a publishing deal. Before you get to far, you really need to register your copyrights to establish proof of your possession of the work before anybody else.
WorldWideOCR has designed a 100% online international copyright date-stamping process suited for any copyright in any digital file format. SEAL™ files offer cartoonists and comic writers instant international copyright protection and redundant archiving in minutes.
In order to use a SEAL™ file to protect and archive your cartoons etc., you must first prepare your artwork accordingly.
Using the SEAL™ file copyright registration process, you can instantly protect images, sketches, videos or sound recordings... the list goes on. Absolutely any digital file format less than 20 MB! If you only have sketches, do not worry. As long as you can scan your drawings, you can make a SEAL™ file from the resultant image files.
Depending on the media you use to create your comics etc., and at what stage of development they are at in terms of production, you may prepare your original drawings and storybords for instant online copyright protection using a SEAL™ file in one of the following ways:
Multiple files/SEAL™ file
This will save you time and money... Most professional cartoon and comic strip artists possess a large collection of sketches and artwork that deserves to be protected. These catalogues are likely comprised of multiple media types and many different files. Because you can make a SEAL™ file from absolutely any digital file format, collections of various characters, storylines and multiple projects can be "zipped" together in files less than 20 MB. Each 20 MB ZIP file can be instantly protected and redundantly archived for 3$ or less!
New work, revisions or modifications (1 file/SEAL™ file)
As you write and create new work, you will want to create new SEAL™ files to protect them as soon as possible. Starting at only $3 (or less) per SEAL™ file, you can affordably register your latest cartoons, comic strips, stories and characters, even one creation at a time!
There is no need to re-protect unmodified media from your comics and cartoons that have already been protected in a SEAL™ file.
SEAL™ files securely date-stamp and redundantly archive your comic strips and cartoons online instantly! Real-time international copyright protection! Learn how
|Why do I need to protect or register the copyright on my comics or cartoons?|
While in theory, copyrights are granted immediately upon creation, in this Internet age, date-stamping your original work should become the second thing you do. Problems can arise if you are required to provide credible evidence of when you first created your comic strips or cartoon... The sooner you can produce credible 3rd-party evidence of your copyright ownership, the better off you will be. Read more