Intellectual Property Law
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copyright protects original and creative expressions that are fixed in a tangible medium (e.g. written in a book) from verbatim or "substantially similar" copying. However, it does not protect facts, concepts, ideas or data by itself (only the creative & original expression thereof). Although copyright arises automatically upon creation, practically speaking you need to get it registered with the copyright office in order to get statutory damages and file a copyright lawsuit for infringement, so I suggest you do so immediately, the process is fairly cheap and easy and can be done at www.copyright.gov and the cost is only about $40 per work.
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