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Automatically protects your original works like artwork, books, websites, computer programs, drawings, plays, films, music, and sound recordings. You may use the symbol © to help you demonstrate that you claim copyright in a particular work, but you do not need to.

  • Protects original works
  • Free
  • Automatic right
  • Duration varies depending on the category