Unauthorized replication and distribution of copyrighted materials is a widespread challenge that all authors must confront. Nevertheless, there are effective measures and strategies available to our members to safeguard their work from infringement and to proactively combat piracy.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a legislation in the United States that offers a mechanism for copyright holders to request the removal of their work if it’s unlawfully published or shared online. Although initiating a DMCA takedown notice is generally straightforward, pinpointing the exact location for submission can be tricky.
Securing a copyright enhances the legal protection of an author’s intellectual property. Our organization, the Horror Writers Association, strongly advises its members to register their creations with the US Library of Congress. Additional details on the process of copyright registration can be accessed here.
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