Hey I am writing a book and need a few bits of info. How does the copyright thing work? I am keeping many different notes, (for example character notes, location notes, time line/history notes, revisions and so on) which I suppose could act as proof. I have my name wrote on top of the work and now I am about half way through chapter 15 I figured I should start doing a bit of research. I have done research on how to get published and am not worried about a publisher stealing my work or anything. But I am intending to send copies out for people to proof read (maybe even some people in OCUK if there is interest) and need to know how I am covered legally. Oh and before people ask it is a fantasy / horror / aventure book. (not sure if that has any relevance or not but still). Thanks anyone that can give any ideas. Oh and in before spreading mustard upon it, nuking it from orbit, or punching people in the ovaries that try to steal it.