Unpublished Works

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

The author or other owner of copyright may wish to place a copyright notice on any unpublished copies or phonorecords that leave his or her control. An appropriate notice for an unpublished work is “Unpublished work © 2001 Jane Doe.”

NOTE: Since questions may arise from the use of variant forms of the notice, you may wish to seek legal advice before using any form of the notice other than those given here.

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