Q: How do I get a literary work copywrite protected independent of an attorney in the state of Nebraska?

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Charles Edwin Runyan
Charles Edwin Runyan
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A: If you are the author of a literary work, the moment the work is finished copyright protection springs into being without any effort on your part. (other than finishing it). You can immediately mark it with the "C" in a circle.

If you go to the copyright office's website, they have detailed instructions on how to REGISTER your (already existing) copyright. Registration isn't necessary to have valid copyrights. Most people can figure out what to do after reading the copyright office's instructions. Therefore, you can file the registration yourself.

See particularly the copyright office's frequently asked questions. https://www.copyright.gov/

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