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11-15-2005, 06:18 PM
I know this has been kicked around a bit on how effective it is but I would like to start selling my work in greeting cards. My thoughts were:<BR>
On the front of the image I would put "© J Sinopoli" and on the back get a Rubber Stamp to say:<BR>
Janet Sinopoli Photography<BR>
I have been trying make in simple since my last name is long and usually mispelled. Comments anyone?<BR>
Also, I just registered my domain name so my website is really not up and running.<BR>
11-15-2005, 09:28 PM
Possibly buy a few greeting cards and see what your proposed competitors are doing?<BR>
Personally I wouldn't put the copyright notice on the image itself, or if you do make it tiny. Generally on the back of a card is the done thing.<BR>
Best of luck with it!<BR>
11-16-2005, 12:47 AM
Yes, back of the card for sure. Don't put on front. Maybe when you're famous, but not now.<BR>
How about just janetphoto instead of your full name? janetphoto is catchy and easy to pronounce and easy to remember..... as nice as your full name is. Just a thought. But definitely include your web site.
01-29-2006, 06:47 PM
curiosity begs me to ask how you plan on go about this plan, its sounds like a great idea!
02-07-2006, 02:04 PM
Hi again, Janet,<BR>
I am in agreement with another, JanetPhoto or some variation of it would be just fine. While all work created by law is copyrighted, you should still use the copyright sign and seriously consider the formal copyright. <BR>
Some of my friends, at the end of each month, burn CD's and formally copyright them in a batch through the copyright office in the Library of Congress (about $35.00). This takes about 6 or 8 weeks (although the active date is the date of creation - authorship) to complete, however, if you have to file a legal action, there is a huge difference if not formally copyrighted, to the extent where you might as well not bother to sue.<BR>
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