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Copyright for Writers: 7 Important Things To Know About Copyright

As a writer, you need to know where you stand as regards the copyright in your work. So let’s look at some of the most important issues surrounding copyright. First of all, what is copyright? Quite simply, copyright is your legal right to be identified as the writer of your work (it also applies to photos and artwork etc.) and the right to benefit from the exploitation of that work, eg. publishing it. Strictly to qualify for copyright your work should be regarded as original, and exhibit a degree of labour, skill or judgement. Note that mere ideas (even good

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