All content on this site is © Byron Edwards.

Copyright is an unregistered right (unlike patents, registered designs or trade marks). So, there is no official action to take, (no application to make, forms to fill in or fees to pay). Copyright comes into effect immediately, as soon as something that can be protected is created and “fixed” in some way, e.g. on paper, on film, via sound recording, as an electronic record on the internet, etc.

Although it is a good idea to mark copyright work with the copyright symbol © followed by one’s name and the date, to warn others against copying it, it is not legally necessary in the UK.

The UK Patent office classes a photograph as a work that copyright protects, along with other original artistic works such as paintings, engravings, sculptures, collages, works of architecture, technical drawings, diagrams, maps and logos

Also, the above terms are regardless of the medium in which they exist and this includes the internet. Now that you’ve been made aware, please play nice.