[ExI] help please, from you creative types

natasha at natasha.cc natasha at natasha.cc
Wed Sep 22 23:43:43 UTC 2010


Quoting PJ Manney <pjmanney at gmail.com>:

> 2010/9/22 spike <spike66 at att.net>:
>> Today I ask for some suggestions from those of you who think outside the
>> box.
> In the old days of copyright protection, a writer used to send
> themselves a mailed envelope with the copyrightable contents inside.
> The date-stamp proved that on THAT DAY, the material existed in your
> possession, since the US Postal Service is considered inviolable.  And
> it was only be opened in the presence of the court, so the contents
> could be officially recorded during a lawsuit.  So do your newspaper
> tricks to protect the front end of the date and mail it to yourself to
> protect the back end of the date.  Mail several certified mail, so all
> the busybodies at the court feel they're getting their own, personal
> peepshow when you have to open it numerous times, so everyone feels
> they've witnessed the momentous event...  ;-)
> PJ
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