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#1

I was wondering if anyone copyrighted their material that they post on the
web? A friend of mine feels that I need to copyright every piece I have
(which could get very expensive). Does anyone have any experience with
copyrighting or suggestions? Thanks, Amery

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
‘Pooh!’ he whispered.
‘Yes, Piglet?’
‘Nothing,’ said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw.
‘I just wanted to be sure of you.’”

Amery Carriere,
Assistant to the Director
Annenberg School for Communication
School of Communication
3502 Watt Way ASC304 F
LA, CA 90089-0281

phone: 213.740.0934
fax: 213.740.3913


#2

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
‘Pooh!’ he whispered.
‘Yes, Piglet?’
‘Nothing,’ said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw.
‘I just wanted to be sure of you.’”

Since you don’t seem to mind publishing other peoples copyrighted
material, Why are you worried about your own?? 8^)

Seriously, you effectively have rights to anything you publish even
without express copyright notice unless you specify that its in the
public domain.

Chunk


#3

To file a copyright on a jewelry piece you need to send (in the USA) a
filled out copy of form VA (visual arts) and either a photo of the 3D
work, or better yet a base metal casting. Last time I filed one the fee
was $20. Filing gives you better legal protection in case you need to sue
in Federal Court, but you are affored some intellectual property rights
without filing.

Rick Hamilton

Richard D. Hamilton
A goldsmith on Martha’s Vineyard
USA
Fabricated 14k, 18k, 22k, and platinum Jewelry
wax carving, modelmaking, jewelry photography,
and sailing whenever I can…
http://www.rick-hamilton.com


#4

Check the Orchid archives–I sent out copyright info. about 3 weeks ago.


#5

Amery,

I worked for an art publisher for a short period of time. You can
copyright a body of work, instead of each piece. Check the Library of
Congress website for details. That should save you some money. Best
Wishes,

Vera

PS Please give us your web address, so we can see your work.