As most of you are aware, the Weirdos were granted our 501(c)(3) non-profit status recently. In making sure that all aspects of our organization are protected, we also filed for copyright protection on our logo and trademarking for our name. We are pleased to announce that copyright protection was granted July 25, 2019 and covers our logo back through the first time it was drawn and released in 2018. We are awaiting our trademark registration, but hope to have that granted in the coming months. For more information on copyright, please read on below!
What is copyright?
Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works.
What does copyright protect?
Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture.
When is my work protected?
Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device. (Copyright.gov)