A website — graphics, content, visual elements — is copyrighted at the time of development. So putting the copyright notice on the bottom of a site states that the material displayed is not to be used without permission of the owner. In fact, you don’t even need the notice to claim copyright; the law eliminated the requirement of public notice in 1989.
According to the U.S. Copyright Office, “Copyright is a form of protection provided to the authors of ‘original works of authorship,’ including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.”.
The basis of the U.S. law is the Copyright Act of 1976, which gives authors of original works exclusive rights to the works and the option to grant usage rights to others. Generally, the rights include:
ANY IMAGES OR VIDEOS, NOT CREATED BY ME, DANIEL J. MCKELVIE: IM NOT CLAIMING COPYRIGHT TO.
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-All Rights Reserved. ANY IMAGES OR VIDEOS, NOT CREATED BY ME, DANIEL J. MCKELVIE: IM NOT CLAIMING COPYRIGHT TO.
WEBSITE DESIGNED BY: DANIEL J. MCKELVIE.
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