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Copyright Info – How does Copyright Work become protected?

Information here has been sourced from the BDAQ Copyright Handbook, by R D Brandon First edition Aug 2001 & permission granted to use it.

For most of us there is a misconception as to what is Copyright.

The Copyright laws are most difficult to fully understand & even more difficult to manage.

For this reason I will only tough briefly on the subject to hopefully provide some insight.

COPYRIGHT EXISTS IN SKETCHES & PLANS NOT IDEAS OR CONCEPTS.

This in its self is wide open to contest.

How does Copyright Work become protected?

We know that the protection provided by copyright law requires no special action, no cost for registration or the like. It begins as soon as pen hits paper & lasts for 50 years after the author dies.

Provided the work is not a copy & that it is the product of the author’s skill & effort.

You can add a copyright notice but it is not required in Australia. (more…)

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