Copyrighting

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I need to ask, I am a paranoid and I need to know how to copyright your stuff without having to get everything to the patent office, etc. I want to make sure that the stuff on my website stays entirely mine. How do I do? Do you gentlemen have any tip for me?
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This may help you:

http://www.techtv.com/internettonight/p ... 48,00.html

If you'd prefer a direct link try here:

http://www.lawgirl.com/webcopyright.shtml

Google search: "copyrighting websites" -- first result
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Yay thanks. Now don't forget if any of you have anything else to post about how to copyright dont be shy. This might help other members too.
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here's what I did: hired a lawyer. No other way about it, and
I have letters drafted in legal-speak should I run across
someone borrowing too much from my designs. The internet
is so tough to handle since US copyright laws are not necessarily
the same as International ones. It's a very hairy subject.

Those links ATNO gave you are great...enjoy.
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in the UK anyway, all work you produce is copyrighted instantly. As long as you can prove its yours, you have legal rights. Keep your work on a cd digitally dated.
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Digitally dated can easily be faked..

Double click on Windows clock, set it back 5 years, burn, oh look my CD's 5 years old ;)
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Not quite that easy Axe. That'd only date the CD five years, but each file contains a "Last Modified" "Created" and one other "date" value, which aren't so easily faked.
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phragmaster - same as the US, but as I said, yours and our
laws don't necessarily translate across the borders of the earth. There inlies the the problem...

a true timestamp is created from the bios which canNOT be
faked easily-- good idea actually.

another way is to burn a cd, and mail it to yourself. the
postmark is legitimate proof in the eyes of the court.
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b_heyer wrote:
Not quite that easy Axe. That'd only date the CD five years, but each file contains a "Last Modified" "Created" and one other "date" value, which aren't so easily faked.


Most CD burning applications will allow you to set the filedate as the date the CD was burned.

And even without this feature, all you'd have to do is again, set your clock back, load up the file into something, save it back out, there's a new date. - in fact, simply downloading it via an FTP client (even if you transfer to/from localhost), most FTP clients will allow you to either just leave the downloaded-date timestamp, or restore the timestamp from whatever's on the server.

Unflux: there's flaws with mailing to yourself too (which I was a proponent of for a long time), it's been tested in court and failed after proving how easy it is to steam open an envelope, replace the contents & reseal it. That doesn't mean it'll always fail, but nothing is foolproof without attorneys to guide you.

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