Copyright Notice!

Why, What, When And Duration Of Copyright Matters!

Below will explain our copyrights and what the law allows us or you to do with our material.

Why Copyright Matters!

Information is everything. It points the way to advances in science and medicine, innovations in business and technology and achievements in education and the arts. The cost of research, writing and editing is substantial and the efforts often Herculean.

What Is Copyright?

Much of the information in this section was drawn from content posted on the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office and is based on the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976. The information appears here in an edited form. For the complete, unedited text visit:

In the United States, copyright is a form of protection provided by the government to the authors of "original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works." This protection is available to both published and unpublished works, regardless of the nationality or domicile of the author. It is unlawful for anyone to violate any of the rights provided by copyright law to the owner of the copyright.

When Copyright Occurs!

Copyright protection exists from the time the work is created in a fixed, tangible form of expression. The copyright in the work of authorship immediately becomes the property of the author who created the work. Only the author, or those deriving their rights through the author, can rightfully claim copyright. In the case of works made for hire the employer, not the writer, is considered to be the author.

It is important to note that mere ownership or possession of a book, manuscript, painting, etc., does not give you the copyright to the work. The law provides that transfer of ownership of any material object that embodies a protected work does not, of itself, convey any rights in the copyright. It is also important to note that including attribution on a copied work (for example, putting the author's name on it) will not relieve you from a copyright infringement claim. If the work is protected by copyright, you must obtain permission from the copyright holder to reuse it.

Duration Of Copyright!

The term of copyright protection varies with the date of creation. All work created by us on or after November 1, 2005, is automatically protected from the moment of its creation and is ordinarily given a term enduring for the author's life plus an additional 70 years after the author's death.

Infringing Copyright!

In utilizing any of the exclusive rights provided to the copyright holder; Buddy's Creative Design, without our permission, you may be violating or infringing on our rights under the Copyright Act. If the copyright holder, Buddy's Creative Design has registered the infringed work with the U.S. Copyright Office prior to the infringement, the copyright holder, Buddy's Creative Design may be entitled to compensation for their losses. Compensation may include damages, such as lost profits from the infringing activity, or statutory damages ranging from $250 to $150,000 for each infringing copy or higher if the court feels that the infringement was committed "willfully."

You may also be criminally liable if you willfully copy a work from Buddy's Creative Design for profit or financial gain, or if the work has a value of more than $1,000. Penalties can include a one year jail sentence plus fines. If the value is more than $2,500, you may be sentenced to five years in jail plus fines. Criminal penalties generally apply to large-scale commercial piracy.

Our Copyright Registration Licenses!

Our Literary Works include a wide variety of works: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, textbooks, reference works, directories, catalogs, advertising copy, compilations of information, computer programs and databases.
Our Literary License Nnumber is: TX 6-594-245
Company Name: Buddy's Creative Design
Name of Author: Buddy L Rangel
Address: 122 HWY US 20 S SPC 5
City, State, Zip: Thermopolis, WY 82443
Country: USA
Phone Number: 307-921-8842

Our Visual Arts works include two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of fine, graphic, and applied art, photographs, prints and art reproductions, maps, technical drawings, and architectural works.
Our Visual Arts License Nnumber is: GA 83-701-7
Company Name: Buddy's Creative Design
Name of Author: Buddy L Rangel
Address: 122 HWY US 20 S SPC 5
City, State, Zip: Thermopolis, WY 82443
Country: USA
Phone Number: 307-921-8842

Changes To Our Copyright Notice!

If we decide to change our copyright notice, we will post those changes on this page, send an email notifying you of any changes, and/or update the Copyright Notice modification date below. Copyright Notice changes will apply only to information collected after the date of the change.

This policy was last modified on April 12, 2014

Contacting Us About Our Copyrights!

Buddy's Creative Design
c/o Copyright Department
122 US HWY 20 S SPC 5
Thermopolis, WY 82443
USA (307) 921-8842
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