Did you know…. copyright requires

Interesting read off Forbes (Aug 2018):

The Federal Government Threatening an Indie Book Publisher With $100,000 in Fines? by Nick Sibilla (https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicksibilla/2018/08/30/why-is-the-federal-government-threatening-an-indie-book-publisher-with-100000-in-fines)

A quote from the article “Under American copyright law, which dates back to 1790, any copyright owner today must send “two complete copies of the best edition” of a published work to the Copyright Office.”

So under the wording of the law then ALL self-published authors are required to send in two copies since they claim copyright… hmmmm.. the court case will be interesting to follow and I guess to be on the safe side once the book is published I better send a copy, oops nope TWO copies in separate mailings, to the U.S. Copyright Office, a 250 dollar fine is big ….

More if you want to read on this

VALANCOURT BOOKS, LLC v. TEMPLE et al
https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/25372008/VALANCOURT_BOOKS,_LLC_v_CLAGGETT_et_al

Valancourt
https://www.scribd.com/document/386358187/Valancourt

Outdated Federal Law Threatens Unique Richmond Publisher
https://ij.org/press-release/outdated-federal-law-threatens-unique-richmond-publisher/

Legal: On Demand Publisher Challenges Federal Deposit Demand
https://lunch.publishersmarketplace.com/2018/08/legal-on-demand-publisher-challenges-federal-deposit-demand/

 

 

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About jasterling

One part of my life is in the science of anthropology and archaeology where I did comparative work. My other life that I am now pursuing is writing along the lines of fantasy/sci fi fictional writing as my one way to stay sane in this other insane world. Please enjoy the selections you will find in my blog.
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