Handwriting or longhanding your manuscript can service as proof of ownership or copyright.

One major advance that’s overlooked in handwriting your manuscript first. Is that it can serve as proof the idea was originally yours.

I know this isn’t traditional the propriety of the copyright agenda but it’s better than having no proof at all.

Let’s say for instance. You wrote a phrase ten to twenty years ago and decide to publish it. But someone else later worded something very similar and then accused you of copyright infringe. You can always pull out your old notebooks and prove you wrote it prior to their publication and accusation.

If the accuser want to go scientific about it. The ink can be easily tested to prove that the date’s ink match the age of the manuscripts ink or pencil carbon. I wouldn’t recommend using a pencil it fades too fast.

I recommend formal writing. Not the popular block printing. Block printing is too easily copied. Cursive writing is hard to copy.

I know most authors won’t encounter this but you never know where your work might land.

LOL! Now, the down side is transferring it all to a computer or typewriter. But the benefits are worth the trouble.

Courts are still into the paper. They don’t trust the computer. Too many unscrupulous smartalecks know how to alter the date on a file.

You can read your own bad handwriting whereas no one else can. LOL

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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6 Responses to Handwriting or longhanding your manuscript can service as proof of ownership or copyright.

  1. kinge says:

    This is useful information. Thanks

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Wow this is really interesting! thanks for the tip!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Brendan says:

    Thanks! I didn’t know that, but it makes sense to create a paper copy of your manuscript. If your computer is wiped out you have a paper copy.

    Liked by 1 person

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