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      You do not need a copyright notice, copyright symbol, or copyright date for your writings and photos etc. to be protected by Federal copyright law.

     However, using the word "copyright" or adding the symbol © may be a good idea... it serves as a reminder/warning to others that they cannot copy your work without permission.

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How to type a Copyright symbol:

 

Windows

  • Option 1: Hold down the ALT key, enter the number 0169 on your numeric keypad, then release the ALT key
  • Option 2: In some programs such as Microsoft Word, typing (C) or pressing CTRL+ALT+C will produce the copyright symbol

Mac

  • Press Option+G
Jan 05, 2018 07:30 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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GREAT Q!
1. Because some lazy sleazeball may shamelessly steal your stuff and you may need to go after them at some point in time. This prevents some a hole from saying that they had no way of knowing. It's right there in their face.
2. A simple "All words, images and intellectual property are mine, may not be used without permission" should suffice, but you might ask an attorney.
Of course I also include a threat.😈

Jan 05, 2018 03:34 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Candice A. Donofrio has provided the answer. I have not ever added this sentence but may do so.

Jan 05, 2018 03:41 AM
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Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

I was confused by "blog signature" but didn't think much more of it. The best practice is to put a copyright notation in the footer of the blog (at the bottom of the page). Some people don't use a date at all, and that's ok, too. It's just saying it is copyright protected. Others use the current year, and others put a year range. The biggest issue in not updating the date isn't that you aren't protected (because you technically are once you publish it), but that people may think your blog is out of date, especially if you don't post everyday.

Also, PLEASE NOTE that a copyright notice will not protect you from a content theif as they will disregard it. It's like thinking that gun laws will stop criminals from using guns (sorry for opening that can, but it brings the point home) ;-)

Jan 05, 2018 07:06 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

We started doing that years ago for copyright. You are claiming your intellectual property thruout the planet. Mine starts 2007 to 2018. Not many people do it anymore since an active AR member no longer reminds us of copyright abuse.

If you had a Wordpress site you'd have to do it.

Len Harley used to write a lot about it. You might check out her posts now that she has retired. She was the best.

Jan 05, 2018 05:29 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I never thought to do this either...hmmm... I guess we keep on learning in The Rain!

Jan 05, 2018 05:03 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Candice A. Donofrio gave you a great answer.  In my case I don't worry because no one wants to copy anything I say or write.

Jan 05, 2018 05:00 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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Interesting, I would not have known this little tid bit. 

Jan 05, 2018 03:43 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Great question, great answers. Especially Fred Griffin ! bookmarking.

Jan 05, 2018 11:55 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Looks like you have some good answers from Candice A. Donofrio and Fred Griffin.  I put the stuff on there initially (back in the 90s) simply because all the other sites out there had one.

Jan 05, 2018 08:58 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
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This was something I never thought of before either... but after researching some wording, I have now added this to my Blog signature.  It does not have to be registered from what I've read, but there may be benefits of doing so.

"No part of this publication, may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, or electronic methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher.  Copyright © 2018  Gloria Valvasori, all rights reserved."

 

Jan 05, 2018 08:16 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have many great answers here Dr. Karen Jones Lewis, Broker 

Jan 05, 2018 07:20 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Dr. Karen Jones Lewis, Broker A copyright notice is no longer required and is optional. However, placing a copyright notice does remind everyone the information is protected.

https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ03.pdf

Jan 05, 2018 06:38 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Candice summed it up well. She tells it like it is!

Jan 05, 2018 05:42 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I write copy right 1985-2018 that covers the time i have been in real estate. I put it in everything. Some say by publishing it, copy rights are established, but not sure what a legal scholar would say

Jan 05, 2018 05:39 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Candice A. Donofrio nailed this one!

Jan 05, 2018 05:18 AM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Wewll I think you have the answer! Thank you Candice A. Donofrio and Fred Griffin !

Jan 05, 2018 06:46 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent has a great copyright notice on her signature.  Perhaps it is time to add one to mine.  Thank you. 

Jan 05, 2018 12:48 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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Fred covered the issue really well.

Jan 05, 2018 12:34 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Fred has this one, once again....

Jan 05, 2018 09:05 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not attempted to add additonal copyright protection. 

Jan 05, 2018 07:44 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
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Several members do a copyright stamp on their posts and do not allow reblogging as they don't want they work shared. I am less concerned with that than others might be. It is a personal decision.

Jan 05, 2018 07:41 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I wondered this too thank you. Lets find out Karen

Jan 05, 2018 07:17 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for the question.

Jan 05, 2018 05:12 AM
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Reenforcement.

Jan 06, 2018 07:38 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't think you need to do this, but it's not a bad idea.

Jan 06, 2018 05:09 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Dr. Karen Jones Lewis, Broker - at least I do not have any such thing for my blog posts.

Jan 05, 2018 07:12 PM
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William Feela
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Candace gave an answer I most liked

Jan 05, 2018 04:52 PM