in this day and age there a lot of thieves, especially in the digital world. the only way i know to protect myself from getting something ive written and posted on something is to time stamp it. a good way to time stamp your work is to email it to yourself before you release it to the public. im wondering if it comes to a court appearance, will it be a race to whom ever had the earliest time stamp on record? i know you can register for a fee to copyright your work but im poor. does anyone have any suggestions? BTW. I plan to basically spam my work all over the internet and all for free. im just worried about someone blatantly stealing my story. the whole point of me doing this is to get my name out there. that doesnt bide well when someone put their name on my work.