Sample copyright notice for downloadable e-books

Self-publishing is a popular choice among newer or small volume print authors. Do you know how to give copyright notice of your rights? You can use a notice like this to provide notice of your rights when you publish your literary work online:

Copyright © year and the Author/owner

All rights reserved. Without limiting rights under the copyright reserved above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored, introduced into a retrieval system, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means, including without limitation photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. The scanning, uploading, and/or distribution of this document via the internet or via any other means without the permission of the publisher is illegal and is punishable by law. Please purchase only authorized editions and do not participate in or encourage electronic piracy of copyrightable materials.

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Our office can help you created limited licenses for those seeking permission to use your work, enhancing your protection over the content and its commercial value overall. By keeping tight control over use of your literary works, you preserve its value for potential royalties and prevent an unintentional dedication to the public domain.