Providing Copyright Notice

How do I provide proper notice that a work is copyrighted?

  • Proper notice has the © symbol of the word “Copyright,” the name of the owner of the copyright, and the date of first publication. The date of first publication is when the work was made public, not when it was created.
  • Proper copyright notice should be placed on all works in an obvious place. For designs in clothing, as close to the artwork as possible. For printed publications, on the title page or its equivalent. For software, on the title screen and on any printed material.