Today we have a guest post from the esteemed Kathryn Page Camp, a licensed attorney, writer, and speaker: “The Secular Market Needs Christian Writers, Too.” It fleshes out a point I perhaps missed in “Rules for Christian Writing:” Christians need good books—fiction and nonfiction—and so do unbelievers! And, by the way, each of us should probably read a copy of Writers in Wonderland: Keeping Your Words Legal —thank you, Kathryn, for writing it!
Category Archives: Copyright
The Secular Market
Filed under As Christian Writers, Audiences, Copyright
Ladies and gentlemen,
Copyright has become complex in some regards and simple in another. The easiest way to copyright something is to have a tangible medium of expression. Yep, that means written or recorded on paper, tape, computer disk, etc. Even a scrap of paper is automatically protected as copyrighted under the Berne Convention 2(2). You can indicate copyright by means of the well-known © or lesser known—not even in my special character chart—p within a circle.
The problem is not having copyright, but proving it. To be honest, the other problem is respecting copyright. Continue reading
Filed under As Christian Writers, Copyright, Publishing, Self-Publishing