Copyright is automatic whenever a work of original authorship is fixed. No notice (like the symbol ©) or registration is required anymore. The copyright is owned immediately by the person who created the work, who retains ownership unless and until they transfer some or all of the copyright to another. The exception is a work made for hire, where the employer rather than the creator is the immediate owner of the copyright.
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Two widgets so far, and I’m in love. I appreciate how clear and concise the language is – and the CC license that encourages me re-use them. Keep ’em coming, please.
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