FAQ

How To Write a Copyright Notice

Full Question: Do I need to place a copyright notice on my work and if so, how do I do it?

Answer: A copyright notice generally consists of the symbol ©, word copyright or abbreviation copr., along with the copyright owner’s name, and the year of first publication. For example:

©2016 Copyright Alliance

There was a time when including a copyright notice on a copyrighted work was required but that is no longer the case. Although a copyright notice is not required there are several benefits to associating a copyright notice with your work. For more information about copyright notices and where and how to place them on the work see the discussion of copyright notices in the Copyright Law Explained section of this Copyright Alliance site and the Copyright Office circular.