I'm trying to use my screen name (say "Cyfrost") instead of my real name (say "Billy Raymond") for a copyright notice inside my software, by doing so, I'm hoping to achieve credit to my work.

Here's a better illustration of what I'm trying to achieve:

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and not this: (assuming my real name is Billy Raymond)

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Can i use my screen name in the Copyright notice label instead of my real name?

I'm relatively new here, so please suggest any corrections.

  1. My software will be closed source, but always freely available on the internet.

  2. For legal jurisdiction, I live in India and I do not plan on Registering copyrights for these software.


Yes, you can use a pen name in a copyright notice.

  • are there any caveats to doing that? I'm interested in knowing more.
    – cyfrost
    Sep 26 '17 at 3:56
  • Ask George Eliot aka Mary Anne Evans
    – Dale M
    Sep 26 '17 at 5:08

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