Bezzant Magazine Copyright Terms
Here at Bezzant Magazine, we recognize the importance of protecting one’s intellectual property, and we respect the ownership of the writer and/or artist of the particular piece of art, and so does the law. According to the U.S. Copyright Office, a copyright for a piece of work is established automatically when that particular work is created, meaning when it is fixed in a certain form of media such as our magazine. All of the art work that is published by the magazine are copyrightable works, as the list includes “literary works, musical works, dramatic works, pantomimes and choreographic works, pictorial/graphic works, motion pictures, and sound recordings,”1 among other forms of artwork.
The copyright of the work immediately becomes that of the creator of the work, thus “only the author or those deriving their rights through the author can rightfully claim copyright.”1 At Bezzant Magazine, it is our editors’ duties to listen to the requests that the contributor may have regarding the publication of their pieces on our website, facebook and twitter pages.
Copyright registration is a not a condition of copyright protection, but a legal formality intended to make a public record of the basic facts of a particular copyright. It is still illegal to sell or lease out our contributor’s works without the clear consent of the particular contributor. Even though registration is not a requirement for protection, the copyright law provides several inducements or advantages to encourage copyright owners to make registration,” thus Bezzant Magazine is currently applying for copyright protection to ensure the protection of our contributors’ works.
As a part of Bezzant Magazine, it is our honour to have the opportunity to publish our contributors’ works, and we respect that honour by respecting the inherent ownership of the author and/or artist of the published work. We hope to further the engagement of young adults in the news and media outlets, and we seek to create a safe and respectful medium for our contributors to express themselves.
1The source for all of our legal information comes straight from the horse’s mouth! We encourage you to learn more about it at: http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ01.pdf
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