How do I protect my sighting of Elvis?


By Andrew Hudson Published: August 14, 2012 Updated: October 24, 2013

Take a photo. The photo will be protected by copyright.

“Copyright law does not protect sightings. However, copyright law will protect your photo (or other depiction) of your sighting of Elvis. No one can lawfully use your photo of your sighting, although someone else may file his own photo of his sighting. Copyright law protects the original photograph, not the subject of the photograph.”
U.S. Copyright Office

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