Copyright is the most basic right when it comes to your creations. The most simple way to describe what copyright actually is, would be that it stops other people making money from something that you have created without your permission.
It can apply to pretty much any kind of creation; story, movie, art work, design and idea.
All that you have to do, in order to claim copyright, is to prove that you had it first.
To do so, is also very simple. Post it to youself.
Put a copy or a photograph of your creation into an envelope (I use padded, just in case), take it to the post office, make sure that it is sent with one of those printed our stamps that include the date and be sure to get a proof of posting.
When you receive the package, do not open it. Put it somewhere safe, with the proof of posting, until it is needed.
Alternatively, you can email a copy to yourself, although this method is less concrete as any proof can be tampered with of photoshopped, making the postal method must more effective.
Keep you creations safe, and they’ll keep you safe.
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