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Copyrights and Notice* on your work…
Copyright is a form of intellectual property law that protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture… and includes your text (i.e., story), images, photos, illustrations and audio/visual elements within the work.
A copyright notice lets the public know that a work is protected under copyright law and may not be copied, published, disseminated, displayed, performed, or played without permission of the copyright holder(s) except in accordance with fair use or licensed agreement.
While a notice is optional for works created after March 1, 1989, it is a good idea to place a notice on the work to indicate your claim of rights in the work.