Monday, August 7, 2017

5 Legal Myths That Writers Still Fall For

From BookWorks:
There are certain persistent legal myths that refuse to die. For instance, every few weeks l come across a blog post that advises writers to use the “poor man’s copyright” by mailing themselves a copy of their manuscripts and never opening the envelopes. Somehow, the postmark is supposed to provide legal protection. Nonsense, I yell at my computer screen. I’ve emailed bloggers to explain that they are encouraging writers to waste paper and postage for no reason. But a few weeks later, the poor man’s copyright pops up again. (Read more.)

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