Time constantly change everything. While artists ring out the old calendar this new year, they should also spend a couple of minutes to change their copyright notices. Check out the footer of our website today. Our copyright has been updated!
What is copyright?
Copyright is an exclusive legal right given to you to assure your ownership on the things you create. Your creations can be a logo, artwork, musical piece, software, film, and more. With copyright, you can declare that you have the right to reproduce, distribute, and use your work on your own will. At the same time, it can protect you to claim ownership against counterfeited materials, unlawful modification of your original work, and other ways of illegal use without your consent.
Where do artists usually put copyright?
If you have an active online portfolio, website, or blog, then you should indicate there your copyright notice, usually on footers. If you’re using a watermark on the images you post online, don’t forget to change the notice there as well.
Writing your copyright notice is easy and online requires three (3) elements: the © symbol and year it was created, credit line, and All rights reserved.
Please take note that the correct copyright symbol is ©. Avoid using (C). You can write this on your computer by pressing ALT + G for Mac and ALT + 0169 for Windows . The HTML code snippet of copyright is <©>, while its ASCCI value is ALT+0169.
Your credit line can be any text that you wish to appear. It can be Website by Doodle Art Enthusiasts, Original Artwork by DAE, or any phrase you want. Just make sure your brand is identifiable.
Lastly, include All rights reserved after your credit line. For Doodle Arts Magazine website, this is our new copyright notice:
© 2015 Doodle Arts Magazine. All rights reserved.
Start updating your copyright notices now and save more leisure time while holiday is still in the air. This might consume more time if you perform this on the next days.