Question, “How do I get my book copyrighted?” Asked that all the time. Your book’s copyrighted as soon as you say it is, OK? You put that C with the circle around it, you’ve seen it on your manuscript that said it’s copyrighted, OK? Can…do you need an attorney to do that? No. There is…the copyright, you can register it to a copyright office after the book is done if you’re particularly, you know, paranoid. It’s $30.00, $40.00, you send it in, you know, and that’s…it’s easy but remember, as soon as you’ve written it down, as soon as you say “Copyright Ron Pramschufer”, OK, that is copyrighted, OK? And that’ll stand up in court if somebody, you know, takes it from you. Should I cut that?
No, you can keep going. I’ll do a dissolve.
If you want to add to it.
Some of you…a funny thing about copyright though, you know, a lot of your self-published authors…I mean there was a (1:00) book way back when by Abbie Hoffman called “Steal This Book”, OK. A lot of you people should be flattered that somebody’s going to, you know, actually try to steal your book, OK? I mean…so, you know, people are much more worried about people stealing their book than it actually happens, OK, but again, the copyright, just to put yourself or your mind at ease, C with the circle around it with your name and the date, OK, and if you’re a little extra paranoid, send in the application to the copyright office along with your whatever, $30.00, $40.00, whatever is it nowadays.