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ProjectEducate: Copyright & 1st Publication Ri
Copyrighting and First Publication RightsAs a part of #projecteducate, the literature gallery moderators will be posting a series of news articles about the literature community and gallery here on deviantART, as well as literature in general. We will be covering various topics that we feel deserve more exposure. Tonight, it's time to talk about copyrighting your writing, and what it means to share your writing online if you'd like to get it published too.
Copyrighting your Writing:
The basics of CopyrightAll original works on deviantART are the legal property of the artist who submits them. This means that when you submit any kind of writing as a deviation to deviantART, its yours and you retain all rights to it. The site does not own it, nor can anyone use it or repost it without your permission. Basically, all that intimidating Submission Agreement (the lengthy page of writing you agreed to when submitting for the