Copyright date question
- May 25, 2010 @ 1:54pmCarin says:When is it appropriate to use next year's date in the copyright notice? I am working on some materials that may or may not be published this year.
- May 25, 2010 @ 2:10pmJanetCroft says:There's a difference between date of copyright and date of publication. Technically the item is copyrighted the moment it is "fixed in a tangible format." If you are registering your copyright, formal registration occurs "on the date the Copyright Office receives all the required elements in acceptable form." Your publication date may be different, especially if you are registering a work that will go into print the next year.
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