Email yourself to protect your own copyright

Email yourself to protect your own copyright

Email yourself a copy or document of your work that you want copyrighted. Do this before posting it online or anywhere else! You will then see a time stamp in the corner of your email. This is what helps protect your work, only if it hasn’t appeared anywhere other than in the email you sent to yourself. The time stamp proves that you created or wrote this work because it is the first known date and event. Like predicting an outcome, knowing it will be right, but not wanting to say anything publicly because you’re afraid that if you’re wrong, you won’t like what other people say about you, and your prediction came true, how could anyone could tell if you predicted this before the event or watched the event unfold? This is the basic functioning of email sender copyright to prove that you have done the work before anyone else!

There’s nothing worse than spending around $25 to register your own work, especially if you’re a simple creator or content provider who has to worry about registering every work when you don’t have the time or money to even pull it off! But now it’s different, now you do it for free without ever having to use the “poor man’s copyright”! A poor man’s copyright, for those of you who don’t know, is where you place your written document or your materials in a mailing envelope, then mail it to yourself. First, it’s pretty easy to fake this process because you can just time stamp your envelope, and then put anything you want in it, even if it’s something different that wasn’t originally intended for that mailing envelope!

The email sender’s copyright may very well hold up in court if you have the emails on hand or may have printed them out. You will need to alert the judge in advance to let them know that you are carrying an electronic or digital device, telling them that the devices are what contain the evidence of copyright infringement. Not alerting the judge raises concerns about bringing your device into the courtroom, especially past security, and if the judge thinks you’re trying to play with it while in court. Keep your emails that you send to yourself preferably in a folder called ‘Copyright’ as they will always be around and you should also print out your emails after you send them to yourself!

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