Last updated: 03 February 2017
All work contained on this website and associated pages are © Curtis Fields (unless otherwise noted).
Note: the following information is published by the Intellectual Property Office, UK
Copyright is automatic in the UK and most of the rest of the world. It is a private right, so each copyright owner will usually have to make their own decisions about use of a copyright work and how to enforce their copyright.
Do I have to mark my work to claim copyright?
In some countries you must mark your work with the international © mark followed by your name and the year of creation. This is not necessary in the UK, but it may help you if you need to take action against someone using the work without your permission. Marking your work in this way also means that you will get automatic copyright protection in certain foreign countries. (You will get automatic copyright protection in many other countries even if you do not mark your work, but marking may still help).
To read more about Basic Facts on Copyright in the UK and worldwide... click here.