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Subject: copyrighted materials
Category: Reference, Education and News > Teaching and Research
Asked by: madge-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 13 Jan 2005 16:31 PST
Expires: 12 Feb 2005 16:31 PST
Question ID: 456907
Is there a copyrighted, published book or a training/educational
program entitled, "Challenging Conversations"?

Request for Question Clarification by kriswrite-ga on 13 Jan 2005 16:45 PST
The U.S. Copyright Office online system does not recognize a work
titled "Challenging Conversations." There is a book, however, called
"Crucial Conversations." Could this be the book you're seeking?

Subject: Re: copyrighted materials
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 13 Jan 2005 17:19 PST
Hello madge-ga,

There do not appear to be any books with the title "Challenging
Conversations", at least as far as a search of the following major
databases was able to reveal:

--Books in Print

--WorldCat Library Database (the official US copyright office)


However, there are a number of copyright-protected web-pages that bear
the name "Challenging Converations", including ones that I would think
fall into the category of training/educational materials:

Communication skills for challenging conversations 

A Fitness Program for the Challenging Conversations in Your Life Challenging%20Conversations.doc 

Challenging Conversations Challenging%20Conversations.pdf 

Challenging Conversations -- On The Water


Please note that a work does not need to specifically marked with a
copyright symbol -- or make any other reference to copyright -- in
order to be protected by copyright.  The mere creation of a written
work is enough to create copyright status.

As noted by the US Copyright Office at:

Copyright Secured Automatically upon Creation

The way in which copyright protection is secured is frequently
misunderstood. No publication or registration or other action in the
Copyright Office is required to secure copyright...Copyright is
secured automatically when the work is created, and a work is
"created" when it is fixed in a copy or phonorecord for the first


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Clarification, and I'll be happy to assist you further.

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