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Can You Get Copyrighted on Shopify?

Last updated on January 8, 2023 @ 8:06 am

You’ve created a beautiful website with Shopify, and you want to make sure it’s protected. Can you get copyrighted on Shopify?

The short answer is yes, you can get copyrighted on Shopify. You can copyright your website, your blog, your photos, your videos, and more. However, there are some things to keep in mind.

  • First, copyright doesn’t protect ideas, it only protects the expression of those ideas. So, if you have an idea for a website or a product, you can’t copyright that idea. You can only copyright the actual website or product itself.
  • Second, copyright protection is automatic. You don’t need to register your work with the Copyright Office or anything like that. As soon as you create something, it’s automatically copyrighted.
  • Third, copyright lasts a long time. For works created after 1977, copyright lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years. So if you create something today, it won’t go into the public domain until 2101!
  • Fourth, you can license or sell your copyright to someone else if you want to. You don’t have to keep all the rights to yourself – you can choose to give some or all of them away.
  • Finally, remember that Shopify is a platform and not a publisher. This means that Shopify isn’t responsible for ensuring that the content on your website doesn’t infringe on someone else’s copyright. That’s your responsibility as the website owner.

So if you’re looking to get copyrighted on Shopify, go ahead and create away! Just remember to be aware of the rules of copyright law so that you don’t accidentally infringe on someone else’s work.

Madison Geldart

Madison Geldart

Cloud infrastructure engineer and tech mess solver.