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Protecting your written work

The easiest and cheapest way to protect your work while writing it is to send yourself a copy via registered mail. This applies in Canada. For outside of Canada, please refer to the Copyright office in your city. It is wise to do this every time there is a significant change to the draft. Here, you are protecting the concept of the material, not necessarily the words, as the words may change continuously throughout the process. Although it is not required to do this several times, it is up to you to decide how significant a change one draft is from the previous, and what you want to have protected. Make yourself two copies of the latest version of your work with the date in the footnote. The

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