View Full Version : How do i get a Copyright?

09-22-2003, 02:52 PM
Hey, to start off I'm in Canada, I have a Demo Reel, and am wondering how to copyright all the material.
All the pictures and video are completely mine, but I dont know who to call to copyright this intellectual property.
I'm hoping some pros could point me in the direction they use for pictures or video. Thanks a bunch guys!

Zafar Iqbal
09-22-2003, 03:52 PM
You already have :)

09-22-2003, 04:28 PM
Here is a quote from a website on copyrights

"Under the Berne copyright convention, which almost all major nations have signed, every creative work is copyrighted the moment it is fixed in tangible form. No notice is necessary, though it helps legal cases. No registration is necessary, though it's needed later to sue. The copyright lasts until 50 years after the author dies. Facts and ideas can't be copyrighted, only expressions of creative effort. "

Source : http://www.templetons.com/brad/copyright.html

Also here is a tip on making the symbol. On the PC in a text editor press and hold ALT + (numpad) and you will have created the copyright symbol *thanks for correcting me BeeVee*

Tom Wood
09-22-2003, 07:28 PM
Copyright in the USA is handled by the Library of Congress. Below is the link to the main copyright page. Determine which category your material is in and then follow the directions. I've only copyrighted screenplays so I'm not sure which category you should use, but it should be easy to figure out. $30 fee.


I would expect Canada to have a similar service.


09-23-2003, 02:32 AM
Thanks for the link, Tom!

09-23-2003, 02:55 AM
On creating a copyright symbol, it's alt+0169...


09-30-2003, 06:07 AM
When typing those characters the numbers have to be entered from the numeric panel keys.