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Can I protect graphical creations using photograps and

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Can I protect graphical creations using photograps and publically available documents in creative ways using just copyright (in the US) .. Will this prevent others from making similar creations with small differences?
The novice artist
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  BH replied 8 months ago.

Copyright exists in a work as soon as it is created (so long as it is in a fixed tangible medium). In order to obtain additional protections, you can file it with the US Copyright Office for $35. Can I ask what you mean by "graphical creations"?

Expert:  BH replied 8 months ago.

Also, are you intending to photograph your work in order to protect it? What exactly do you mean by "publicly available documents"?

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