I am launching a website. I have noticed that many websites include a copyright notice at the bottom, for instance, (c) 2012 happygolucky.com Does happygolucky.com need to be a legal entity (i.e. corp or llc) for this to be legal or would the protection flow down to the owner of the domain?
State/Country relating to question: California
the copyright notice is not critical or even required. However, the notices are a good idea, and you should put whatever entity is considered the owner of the copyrighted material....but you don't have to put any name at all, you can just put the date and copyright symbol
Experienced in intellectual property law
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