Copyright protection subsists from the time the work is created in
fixed form; that is, it is an incident of the process of authorship. The
copyright in the work of authorship immediately becomes the property of
the author who created it.
-- LOC Copyright Office, Circular 01.
For more information about copyright than you will ever digest, check out:
US Library of Congress Copyright Office
11 copyright myths debunked by founder of ClariNet
More myths, from Ohio State
National Information Infrastructure: The Report of the Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights
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