Whether you sign actually entitled to your work with the Copyright Office, you can still use a copyright notice on your work. You have every right and legal claim to work the moment you put words on paper. It helps to register, but you still own the copyright and you have every right to use a copyright notice on projects.
The copyright simply informs readers that, yes, the work is protected by copyright. You can get as specific as you want with this copyright. Here are the key features of the copyright notice.
1. Copyright – word or copyright symbol © works well to inform people clearly that there is copyright. Many people use both symbols and words in order to ensure that everyone understands the meaning.
2. Name – Your name is another important part of the copyright notice. You should describe the copyright belongs. If it belongs to your company, and not to you, then you should put the company name.
3. Date – It helps to at least put a year when copyright was created. This helps to establish when the document was created, and will help others to figure out who wrote the document first if there is any dispute.
4. Rights Reserved – Statement “All Rights Reserved” used to be the copyright notice because certain countries around the world needs it. It is still often used by notices of copyright, even if it is no longer needed.
5. Information -. If you provide partial reprint rights if your name and links in tact or if you do not give anyone permission to use the material, it helps to describe the copyright notice your
Examples of copyright
Copyright © 2000 John Smith All Rights Reserved. Not part of this document may be reproduced without written consent from the author.
This should be all you need to write a copyright notice for any document. This works for any type of project, document, website, musical or anything else that you create.