The practice of sending a copy of your own work to yourself is sometimes called a “poor man’s copyright.”

There is no provision in the copyright law regarding any such type of protection, and it is not a substitute for registration.

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  • How can I put my copyright info in my exif data on Nikon?
  • Is my copyright good in other countries?
  • Why should I register my work if copyright protection is automatic?
  • Do I have to register with your office to be protected by copyright?
  • When is my work protected by copyright ?
  • How is a copyright different from a patent or a trademark?
  • What does copyright protect?
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