The Importance of Protecting Your Book’s Information
As an author, you may be wondering how to protect your work . . .
The best answer is to become more knowledgeable about your rights as an author.
By doing so, you can present your material in a way that deters people from stealing, using and/or selling your work in any way without your permission.
You can also do things now that can save you from the heartbreak of losing legal ownership of your own written works to someone who was more savvy than you.
Unfair or not, that’s how life works. It has nothing to do with good intentions or what is “fair and just”.
The fact is . . . THE SMARTEST PERSON WINS.
Copyright Basics for Authors
Certain personal rights to your written work (literary work) comes from The Constitution as the Copyright Act.
Copyright is essentially the right to own and protect one’s work of authorship of a creative original work.
The consensus is that an author who writes an original piece of work deserves to have their writing protected, as well as receive some form of valuable exchange for allowing others to utilize that piece.