It has always been my understanding that copyright is something that is pretty much an automatic right after the production of an item. However, after further research, whilst this information is accurate it is up to the person who produced the item to enforce copyright themselves. To make people aware that copyright exists on a certain item it is an idea to add the copyright symbol (C) or the words ‘copyright- all rights reserved’ to ensure in the event of a legal battle you have this information to prove that the piece is your original works. Below is a great article which gives more detail the specifics of copyright.


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