Before you use a phrase from a book, song or movie. Find out if it was released on “Public Domain Day” on January 1, 2019. Do your research.
Want more info? Watch this short video by Steve Shives that explains more. Steve also gives us a list of some old favorites that are now part of the Public Domain. Who knows, something might just spark your imagination.
Tell me, have you thought about using an older piece of work in something new?
Have you used a quote and wondered if it were free of copyright?
What about photos?
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Whether you have already published or still in the dreaming and planning stage this is an article you need to save for the future. Don’t let your work get lost in the cyber world.
Kathryn Goldman writes–
“An additional benefit to copyright registration is that it makes planning for the proper succession of your works just a bit easier.
The registration certificate gives substance to something that otherwise might just be considered a digital file on your computer or in your KDP account. It’s one of those important documents you hear so much about that belongs in a safe deposit box with your other important papers.–“
Click on the link below to read the entire article.