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by Ed Cordes on Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:57 pm
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I realize this may have been covered before, but I wanted a fresh answer.  I have been considering having a custom signature created by a company like PhotoLogo.  However, I was always under the impression that a proper signature and indication of copyright was in the form of copyright symbol, year and name.  If the PhotoLogo signature only has our name is this still good enough? Thanks for your input.
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by Mark Picard on Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:29 pm
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Ed Cordes wrote:
I realize this may have been covered before, but I wanted a fresh answer.  I have been considering having a custom signature created by a company like PhotoLogo.  However, I was always under the impression that a proper signature and indication of copyright was in the form of copyright symbol, year and name.  If the PhotoLogo signature only has our name is this still good enough? Thanks for your input.



Ed - 
Every image has copyright status and protection the moment it was created. Registering your images for more protection such as court cases and suing for copyright infringement is a different animal altogether!  
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by Mark Picard on Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:27 pm
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Ed - if you have PhotoLogo make you a signature, you could incorporate the copyright symbol into it. Your name in script, and then under it you could put © Photography or something like that. That would serve two purposes.
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by Carolyn E. Wright on Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:25 pm
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Ed Cordes wrote:
I realize this may have been covered before, but I wanted a fresh answer.  I have been considering having a custom signature created by a company like PhotoLogo.  However, I was always under the impression that a proper signature and indication of copyright was in the form of copyright symbol, year and name.  If the PhotoLogo signature only has our name is this still good enough? Thanks for your input.


Ed,

There are legal advantages to putting the full copyright notice (copyright symbol, year of first publication - not creation, and your name).  But those advantages come only if you register your images.

However, putting copyright management information (CMI) (which can be your name only or other identifying info, including a full copyright notice), on your images is helpful for DMCA claims.

See my blog posts for more info:  

https://www.photoattorney.com/five-things-you-can-do-to-protect-your-online-images/

https://www.photoattorney.com/watermarks-can-be-music-to-your-ears/

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by Ed Cordes on Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:31 pm
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Thank you to all who responded. Your advice makes sense.
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