Noteworthy: If you’re a photographer, or artist making original images or work from scratch this is the MUST read article and step-by-step on how to properly protect your images and/or work through the US copyright office. Just because you are the originator of your image or work and it is copyright work, it does not mean that your work is automatically registered and/or protected through the US Copyright office. Stealing anyone’s work from images to music or anything that isn’t your original work is stealing and it’s a Federal Offense. Here’s a very useful and educational article and link to help you get started on how to register your work with the US copyright office.
Article credit: Chris Martino/blog