MYOWS is a fairly new site (still in beta at time of writing) where you can upload your original work and manage it’s copyright protection.

How does it do that?

By uploading a piece of work you are agreeing it is yours and giving it a creation date (the date you uploaded it).  You then get an online certificate proving the work is yours which can be made accessible to anyone, eg. a court or someone that has violated your own copyrights.

I suppose it’s like sending your lawyer a date-stamped, recorded envelope with your original work to remain unopened until such times that proof is needed.  However, this is free and a lot easier.

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