That's very interesting. I never read all of that since I had no need. So anaything written and published, or even kept in a drawer that could be read, is copyrighted. Interesting law. smile And that means that validators and submitters can go by what we find on Amazon, if we're allowed to "look inside the book" if it can't be found on the copyright page for some reason. smile Cindy --- Jamie Yates <jamieyates@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Written work does not have to be registered for it > to > be copyrighted. So if Sue Russell wrote the book in > 2002 that is the copyright date for the book. Just > because it was not registered until 2003 does not > mean > it was not copyrighted at the time of > writing/publishing. > > www.loc.gov says: > > In general, registration is voluntary. Copyright > exists from the moment the work is created. You will > have to register, however, if you wish to bring a > lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work > > > > > Jamie in Michigan > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of available commands, put the > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.