1 00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:03,680 I'm going to walk you through the process of copyrighting something right now. 2 00:00:03,680 --> 00:00:06,640 This is a blank piece of paper. 3 00:00:06,640 --> 00:00:08,960 Nothing on it, nothing to copyright. 4 00:00:08,960 --> 00:00:12,320 But if I draw something real fast, 5 00:00:12,320 --> 00:00:14,370 I'll show you my skills. 6 00:00:14,370 --> 00:00:17,390 Copyright. 7 00:00:17,390 --> 00:00:19,040 That's it, that's literally it. 8 00:00:19,040 --> 00:00:21,150 I made it and now it belongs to me. 9 00:00:21,150 --> 00:00:26,160 No lawyers, no stamps, no little copyright symbol or date at the bottom. 10 00:00:26,160 --> 00:00:29,940 Just my drawing, no matter how crude, on a piece of paper. 11 00:00:29,940 --> 00:00:33,050 The second you've created something, it's copyrighted. 12 00:00:33,050 --> 00:00:34,310 It's yours. 13 00:00:34,310 --> 00:00:37,130 As long as what you've created is in some tangible formâ€” 14 00:00:37,130 --> 00:00:40,280 you can see it, you can feel it, you can hear it, whatever, 15 00:00:40,280 --> 00:00:41,830 it is copyrighted. 16 00:00:41,830 --> 00:00:47,070 You can't copyright an idea if you haven't fixed it into some form that other people can see. 17 00:00:47,070 --> 00:00:49,260 You might have a great idea for a website, 18 00:00:49,260 --> 00:00:52,330 but unless you actually build that website in some form, 19 00:00:52,330 --> 00:00:55,010 it's not really yours yetâ€”you can't copyright an idea. 20 00:00:55,010 --> 00:01:00,030 But what if someone has the same idea and builds something similar about the same time? 21 00:01:00,030 --> 00:01:03,900 How can you prove that yours was the original idea and the original work? 22 00:01:03,900 --> 00:01:06,630 We'll talk about it toward the end of the course, but for now, 23 00:01:06,630 --> 00:01:09,440 just know that creating the thing in the first place 24 00:01:09,440 --> 00:01:11,910 is far and away the most important step. 25 00:01:11,910 --> 00:01:14,680 If you have an idea, execute on it. 26 00:01:14,680 --> 00:01:17,680 Don't wait, make it.