Most RLSH avoid them. It is understandable why an RLSH might avoid a Copyright. What a person is saying is implying is that their alter ego “is not real.” To some RLSH, claiming their persona demeans their mission. But in truth, people need to have control over their persona. An RLSH persona IS intellectual property. Think of an alter ego as a piece of art. An RLSH, by their actions, is a performance artist. They are expressing their opinion on a social injustice and acting on it using a unique look designed by said performer.
Per http://Copyright.gov. A copyright is stated as such-
Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works.
What does copyright protect?
Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed
Why should someone Copyright their alter ego? If an RLSH is approached by a production company for a show or a documentary, they would need some leverage. Almost all production companies have their interest first and an RLSH second. A production company would want to secure the rights to your persona for marketing. However, with a Copyright, the company must work with an RLSH to produce their show. I’ve personally have been left out of things simply because I own “Zetaman”. This is not a bad thing at all. I have control of how my persona will or will not be used.
Ultimately using and exercising your Copyright is self-protection. RLSH have the right, like everyone else, to protect their persona being stolen. RLSH deals in ideas and having a bit of protection will help an RLSH in the long run.
The views and comments of Zetaman do not reflect on the views of the RLSH community.
Zetaman is a costumed activist. To find out more about him, please visit his site at https://zetaman.reallifesuperheroes.info or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.