How can I copyright my website? 4 Answers as of September 16, 2015

Is it difficult for an individual running a website to copyright that website and its content? I run this site by myself and do not have an unlimited budget, so I would like to do this as cost effective as possible.

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Microtechnology Law & Analysis | Daniel Flamm
Proper guidance requires a complex response. Anything you independently create and place into the tangible media storing the website is copyright under US law once it is stored (on a server or computer disk etc.). But there are many considerations and actions you can take- the best course of action will depend on what you wish to accomplish.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/16/2015
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. | Ernie Linek
Your original website content is protectable by copyright. Visit the US Copyright Office website - www.copyright.gov. The original authorship appearing on a website may be protected by copyright. This includes writings, artwork, photographs, and other forms of authorship protected by copyright. Procedures for registering the contents of a website may be found in Circular 66, Copyright Registration for Online Works.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Replied: 9/16/2015
Sebby Law Office
Sebby Law Office | Jayne Sebby
The parts of your web site that are copyrightable are already protected. In the U.S., copyright occurs the instant you place your original material in a fixed medium. However, you can also register that copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office in the Library of Congress it's quick and inexpensive. I would also include the traditional copyright notice on your site the year, the copyright symbol (c in a circle), and your name or business name. It's not required by law but it does give everyone warning that you are protecting your work.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 9/16/2015
Law Office of Kirk Buhler
Law Office of Kirk Buhler | Kirk A Buhler
There are generally three identifiers for a copyright. 1) The name of the person or company that want to protect the artistic expression. 2) A date of creation or publishing 3) The (c) symbol Our copyright would look like this (c) 2015 Buhler & Associates Patenting You can also obtain and file for a copyright at: http://www.copyright.gov/
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/16/2015
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