Thursday, January 22, 2009

SPAM Watch--veinglory

SPAM: "It is always necessary to make your creation safe in order to secure it from the duplicity. There is one online service Copyright [link removed] that helps you to make your creation secured from getting duplicate. It makes copyright of your original work and avoids the possibilities of cheats and frauds to whip your work." (e.g. here, here , here, here, here, and here with the bonus comedy subject line of: "Say no to dupilcity". Actually, it's pretty much everywhere).

Response: It is never necessary to register copyright anywhere, and only arguably beneficial to register if the need to sue for damages in the US is foreseeable. In this case the work must be registered with the US copyright office. No other register is admissible in a US court. The UK register ( seemed a unnecessary, but not ridiculous, precaution until they started hiring one-post-wonders to spam the entire cyberverse.

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