[cc-community] Beginner's question: copy of the manuscript?
teloscorbin at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 19:14:52 EDT 2006
You don't "register" your manuscript with Creative Commons.
You apply a CC license to your work to give away some
of the rights to your work for various reasons
(free advertising, free samples, gift economy, and many others).
It doesn't sound like you are interested in giving away any
of the rights to your work, so I'm not sure how exactly you
ended up at a Creative Commons site.
If you are looking for some way to say
"Yep, you stole this from me and here's the proof."
then you are at the wrong website for that.
It sounds like you just want to register your manuscript with
the copyright office, and keep the rights to your work to yourself,
and not apply any sort of CC license.
You may also want to go to the home page here
and read the "Basics" and "FAQ" pages.
On 9/28/06, jliss at speakeasy.net <jliss at speakeasy.net> wrote:
> I hope you all will forgive a beginner-level question.
> I have finished a novella and I want to share it online. It may grow into
> something greater and more (traditionally) publishable later, but for now I
> just want friends and those with interest who stumble on it to be able to
> read it without having to worry about my intellectual property being
> But, when I applied for my CC license, all I got was a piece of HTML
> containing the title of my novella and its date. Do I not send an electronic
> copy of the text to CC like I would if registering the work with the Library
> of Congress? If someone were to steal my ideas or text, how would I prove
> that they had been copyrighted with you? Under the LoC case, they would
> assumedly dig out my manuscript, look at it, and say, "Yep, you stole this
> from this guy all right."
> I'm sure my question illustrates my ignorance of some basic issues here, but
> if someone would please enlighten me as to why I should feel all right using
> CC instead of sending a hard copy (and my $20) to Washington? I trust that
> CC is well founded but can't understand why they don't want a copy of what
> they are issuing a copyright for. Is this covered by placing a detailed
> precis under "Description of the work" (I only entered "Science-fiction
> Thank you,
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