I am from India and I have made some computer information based videos. I am going to sell them soon. Well, my problem is I have put a copyright notice while making the production of the videos.

Like a label at the footer of the entire video. Here's an example:

© 2016 Produced By MY NAME, All Rights Reserved

Well, once I complete the video, I am going to to submit it for copyright.

Is that OK to put copyright notice before submitting for copyright or will there be an issue?

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Under most countries' copyright laws, the copyright exists as soon as a work is created. The copyright generally becomes enforceable upon registration of the copyright. Most works that are marked "© 2016" have not actually had their copyright registered at the time the copyright mark is embedded in the work.

  • In most jurisdictions copyrights are also enforceable without registration. The registration just makes it simpler.
    – Philipp
    Commented Jan 25, 2016 at 11:49
  • So is this ok to put copyright caption on it ? Is there any issue while submitting the video with that caption ?
    – bnil
    Commented Jan 30, 2016 at 6:24

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