View Full Version : Copyright and whatnot

10-16-2010, 04:26 AM
So, I was curious about copyright. What I'm looking for specifically is a sort of copyright "How-To". I've written parts to a couple of different stories in a fictional world that I've created. I've decided to create some new material for 3.5/Pathfinder based off of the ideas that I have going for the stories that I'm writing, but I tend to be a little paranoid about other people trying to take credit for my creative work.

How does one copyright creative works (I'm talking the "fluff" portion here)? Am I being overly-protective of said works? Anyone have any suggestions, comments, etc?

10-16-2010, 09:16 AM
The act of writing it down constitutes copyright in the US, under the Copyright Act of 1976; registering a work with the Copyright Office (http://www.copyright.gov/), however, provides better legal footing. There's also the Creative Commons licenses (http://creativecommons.org/choose/), which you can attach to your work. A copyright lawyer would be a better resource than I, though.

10-21-2010, 12:20 PM
Sascha nailed it.