Happy New Year – and Happy Copyright Law Day!

by | Jan 1, 2023 | Trademark & Copyright

Happy New Year! It’s January 1st! Hope you had heartwarming holidays and you’re feeling rested and rejuvenated for a new year.

I bet you didn’t realize…

It’s also National Copyright Law Day!

Who knew, right?

I know! I’m giving this legal holiday a shout out because starting the year protecting the ownership of your work is one of the best things you can do in business.

Did you know that when you create something like a book, program guide, video, or audio, you can file for registered copyright rights to protect you as the owner?


Legal Love™ Tip: Protect your intellectual property with a Copyright.



What is it?

Copyright rights are intellectual property rights granted by law to show you are the AUTHOR and rightful OWNER of an original creative work.

You can copyright things you create like:

  • Books / e-books
  • Program guides
  • Proprietary methodologies (put in print, audio or video)
  • Program or course videos
  • YouTube or marketing videos
  • Audio recordings
  • Podcast recordings, downloads, and scripts
  • PDFs and course handouts
  • Photography
  • Music
  • Screenplays
  • Software
  • and more!

Registered Copyright rights allow you to say “I wrote this. I created this. This is my idea.”

Why do you need it?

Registered Copyrights give you the exclusive right to use, reproduce, duplicate, distribute, display, transfer, and sell what you created.

They also allow you to go after other people if they copy or steal your copyrighted work without your permission.

Personally, I’ve registered 2 Copyrights with the US Copyright Office:

My book: Easy Legal Steps…That Are Also Good For Your Soul
My podcast: Get Legally Enlightened

Here’s my actual US Copyright registration for my Get Legally Enlightened podcast scripts (they print it on funky paper):


US Copyright Registration - Get Legally Enlightened Podcast Scripts - Lisa Fraley


Ready to get started with a Copyright?

I have a brand new 1-on-1 Copyright package that includes:

  • Copyright Prep Sheet
  • 30-Minute Copyright Prep Call
  • Copyright Filing with the US Copyright Office
  • Government Fees – all Copyright fees are included
  • All Communication with the US Copyright Office
  • Ongoing Monitoring of Copyright Application Progress
  • Copyright Registration Certificate

Learn more and get started here.

Happy New Year – and Happy Copyright Law Day!