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You want to copy something that is copyrighted?

We won't do it.

It is just plain and simple. We won't break the law. For anything or anyone. This also means anything that is copied on the self service machines are required to follow and respect the law.  If you have something that holds a copyright on it, we will decline to copy the project and decline the use of the self service machines.  You must provide copyright release from the original creator or publisher. This is possible to do, by simply writing a letter to the author with your intent, and they will respond either with a royality fee request, or wiht blessings. You will be required to provide us a copy with permissions (along with proof of payment) and this will be kept on file.

Copyright Facts - Avoid breaking the law

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FAQ's on copyright


Copyright Facts

Protecting your work

In the United States and most other countries, a work is automatically protected as soon as it is created. It is not required that you register your work or even provide a notice. So why “waste” your time and money registering for something you already have? There are some very compelling reasons…

1.    Ability to sue even though your protection is automatic; you cannot actually sue for infringement of your copyright unless you have registered your work. You can, however, register after infringement as long as it is before filing suite. In this instance you would be eligible to sure for “actual Damages” (damages that you can demonstrate having actually suffered), which may or may not be significant.

2.    Statutory damages. If you register prior to the date of infringement, you can collect “statutory Damages” and attorney fees. Statutory Damages are defined in the statute and determined by the judge; and depending on the situation could be quite substantial.


What Does Copyright Protect?

Copyright protects expression. According to the Copyright Act, items of expression can include literary, dramatic and musical works; pantomimes and choreography; pictorial, graphic and sculptural works; audio-visual works; sound recordings; and architectural works.

What is a copyright Notice?

A notice is a simple and free way to post notification that your work is under copyright protection. In a lawsuit Litigation this notice will keep an infringer from claiming “innocent infringement’. Innocent infringement simple means the infringer had no reason to believe their acts constituted infringement. Whether you register or not, this notice should be on all of your published work.

A proper notice consists of three things:

1). The “copyright symbol” C with a circle around it or the word “copyright”, or the abbreviation “copr.”;

2). The year of first publication;

3) the name of the copyright owner. Example:  c2010 John Smith.


How Do I register my book for Copyright in the US?

(We suggest filling in the application on line, it is faster and cheapier, Around $35 and takes only 9 months)

Downlad form “TX” from the Library of Congress website at


Print form on white, letter-sized paper.  Fill in form completely, typing or using black ink pen.  Send in to Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave, SE, Washington DC 20559-6000.

Your registration becomes effective on the day that the copyright office receives your application, payment and copies.  If your application is in order, you will receive a certificate of registration within 22 months.






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