Copyright 101 For Authors, or I Made A Thing!

So, I didn’t have time to work on what was supposed to be today’s post, because I was too busy making an infographic for my course this term on copyright. I blame my procrastination on an extreme case of “senioritis.” Graduation is only a few weeks away. It’s my last chance to procrastinate, forever, people! (Or so I tell myself.)

The infographic helps authors determine whether their work is eligible for copyright in the U.S. and has a short “FAQ” section answering other general questions an author might have about copyright as it applies to their work. The tricky bit is that copyright isn’t always so black and white and changes all the time. There are also many types of literary works, so this graphic is not meant to represent all of them. Although it does serve as a basic overview.

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Melanie Figueroa

Melanie is the Editor in Chief at The Poetics Project. Having earned a masters in writing and book publishing from Portland State University and gained experience as an in-house editor, she now works as a freelance editor and writer. Her favorite book is The Bell Jar. You can follow Melanie on Twitter or Instagram @wellmelsbells.

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