In this episode of The Shontavia Show, host Shontavia Johnson runs through copyrights 101--she talks about why content creators--and everybody who uses/posts things on social media--probably interact with, and create more, copyrighted work than any other type of intellectual property. She also explains why, even though you don't have to register works with the Copyright Office, you might want to think about it.
If you've ever wondered if you own any copyrighted work, and what you should do if you do, this episode is for you!
02:05 Missy Elliott's important definition of copyrights!
03:21 The importance of copyrights for content creators
04:43 Taking it all the way back to the U.S. Constitution
05:45 The three things you need to protect your work via copyright law
12:17 What you DON'T need to protect your work via copyright law
16:14 Why your work can suck and still be copyrighted
18:39 Why you may want to pay to register your copyrighted work with the Copyright Office, even though you don't have to
21:57 How long copyright protection lasts
23:45 What copyright protection gives you
26:12 Why you should understand copyright law, even if you have a team of lawyers
// Show Notes
How to copyright your content: https://shontavia.com/how-to-protect-the-content-youve-created/
Don’t put off protecting your work: https://shontavia.com/you-may-be-ignoring-the-most-important-parts-of-your-business/
Copyright Protection: What it Is, How it Works: https://fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/faqs/copyright-protection/
Copyright Definition: https://www.thebalancesmb.com/copyright-definition-2948254
Answers from the U.S. Copyright Office to Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright: https://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/index.html