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Copyright for Compilations and Collections

Authors are generally well attuned to copyright for their separately standing works and the consequences of failing to register, but less so when it comes to shorter works accepted for publication in compilations such as collections and anthologies. Section 103 (a) of the Copyright Act states that “[t]he subject matter of copyright … includes compilations.” […]

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Symbol © on a Manuscript (Q & A)

I am planning on submitting a book manuscript to publishers.  Is it permissible to place a copyright notice on the manuscript? You are permitted to place the symbol © on your manuscript with your name and date of creation.  A copyright exists from the moment a copyrightable work is created. Registration is not a prerequisite […]

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