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Usman

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How to get copyright for my ebook
Posted: Aug 13, 2017 2:55 AM
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Does Amazon Kindle ebooks have copyright policies? If yes, how can I make sure mine is copyright protected. Please Advice.
Diana Persaud

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Re: How to get copyright for my ebook
Posted: Aug 13, 2017 3:13 AM   in response to: Usman in response to: Usman
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Usman wrote:
Does Amazon Kindle ebooks have copyright policies? If yes, how can I make sure mine is copyright protected. Please Advice.

Amazon does provide DRM but that won't stop a pirate from stealing your book. DRM is software designed to keep your ebook from being copied in two seconds. A pirate knows how to disable it.

If you want to file for copyright to prove you are the owner, if you are in the US, you pay the copyright office $35 and fill out the paperwork and send them the file. That gives you the ability to sue (and recover more damages) if someone violates your copyright. But only if you have about 100G to pursue them in court.

IF you are in another country, you have to follow the rules of that country.

Edited by: Diana Persaud on Aug 13, 2017 3:13 AM
KIM THORPE

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Re: How to get copyright for my ebook
Posted: Aug 13, 2017 4:54 AM   in response to: Usman in response to: Usman
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Nielson UK ..ISBN store.. you buy your ISBN number it is cheaper than most.. I bought 10.. I needed one for my E Book... and one for my paper book.
Cynthia E. Hurst

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Re: How to get copyright for my ebook
Posted: Aug 13, 2017 7:23 AM   in response to: KIM THORPE in response to: KIM THORPE
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KIM THORPE wrote:
Nielson UK ..ISBN store.. you buy your ISBN number it is cheaper than most.. I bought 10.. I needed one for my E Book... and one for my paper book.
E-books do not need ISBNs.
Ward Rogers

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Re: How to get copyright for my ebook
Posted: Aug 13, 2017 7:45 AM   in response to: KIM THORPE in response to: KIM THORPE
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KIM THORPE wrote:
Nielson UK ..ISBN store.. you buy your ISBN number it is cheaper than most.. I bought 10.. I needed one for my E Book... and one for my paper book.

Which of course has sod all to do with copyright.
Cynthia E. Hurst

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Posted: Aug 13, 2017 8:12 AM   in response to: Ward Rogers in response to: Ward Rogers
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Ward Rogers wrote:
KIM THORPE wrote:
Nielson UK ..ISBN store.. you buy your ISBN number it is cheaper than most.. I bought 10.. I needed one for my E Book... and one for my paper book.

Which of course has sod all to do with copyright.

True enough. I didn't want the OP to think he had to buy ISBNs to register copyright.
Donna St Felix

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Re: How to get copyright for my ebook
Posted: Aug 13, 2017 8:25 AM   in response to: KIM THORPE in response to: KIM THORPE
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KIM THORPE wrote:
Nielson UK ..ISBN store.. you buy your ISBN number it is cheaper than most.. I bought 10.. I needed one for my E Book... and one for my paper book.

Digital books have ASIN numbers.
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