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Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. Copyright protection subsists from the time the work is created in fixed form. The copyright in the work of authorship immediately becomes the property of the author who created the work.

Intellectual Property Protection Service (Time/Date Stamped, Confidential Records)

Instantly establish the date and time-of-creation of Poems, Songs, Verse, Short Stories, Plays, Proposals, Treatments, Inventions, Lyrics, Ideas, Reports, Articles, Short Stories, Lyrics, Verses, Poetry, Rhymes, Written Ideas, Reports, Business Plans, Proposals, Corporate Documents, Records, Invention Descriptions, etc.

By sending your works telegraphically, American Telegram ® creates a digital time/date stamp, which may establish proof of the completion date and provides a documented record of your claim to authorship, ownership, and creation. Analogous to the "poor man's copyright" in which you send yourself a copy by registered mail, American Telegram's ® time/date stamp is immediately available 24/7.

Time Date Stamping your works provides proof of authorship.

Time date stamp documents may be presented as evidence at an arbitration hearing or in a court of law.

You simply send your works through any one of our telegraphic services for instant protection.

As a neutral third party, American Telegram ® establishes the completion date of your material.

It may take many months to register with the copyright office. Sending your works through American Telegram ® creates a separate legal record (even at 2 AM), and provides immediate protection, so you can start showing works immediately.

You can send treatments or drafts of works-in-progress to provide interim protection prior to registration of final drafts with the Copyright Office.

We provide confidentiality. Only you and your recipient have Access! And your recipient can be you! By sending to yourself. Works sent as a telegram you are protected by the United States Congressional Secrecy Act. By law (Section 705 [47 U.S.C. 605]), we cannot sell or share your information you are copywriting or reveal any information contained in your messages, nor can we use any of your data for any purpose not specified by you.

Once filed, you can print notice of your time/date stamp immediately on your works to provide copyright notice.

Use American Telegram ® Time/Date Stamping to Settle Disputes.

Time/date stamping your original works/intellectual property or records with American Telegram ® documents your claim to authorship and ownership rights. Documentation can assist greatly in resolving infringements.

Use American Telegram ® time/dating as an additional documentation step prior to pursuing statutory legal protection through formal copyright, trademarks, patents, etc.

Time/Date Stamps are issued immediately upon filing which can be done via the web or over the phone with our 24/7 live operators. And because the time date stamp is in actuality a telegraphic transmission, the Congressional Secrecy Act protects your privacy and confidentiality.

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