Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/12

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Subject: [Leica] Re: WE WUZ ROBBED!-Copyright law
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 14:34:29 -0800

At 04:19 PM 3/12/01 -0500, Steve LeHuray wrote:
>I could be wrong, but I believe that is true providing you have actually
>registered your work with the Copyright office. Just saying it is
>copyrighted does not make it so.

All works of art, photographs, paintings, sculptures, writing, whatever,
are immediately copyrighted by the CREATOR upon creation. You need NOT
register the copyright. You own it. It is yours. Period.

If you want to go after "BIG BUCKS" in a copyright infringement suit, you
must have registered the copyright. If you simply want normal and customary
remuneration for the stolen work, registration is not necessary.

From what I have read in ASMP bulletins and research that I have done
regarding copyright & trademarks.