Re: Dreams of creating a picture book
When does copyright start? Do I have to register with the government to obtain a copyright?
No. In Canada, copyright protection exists as soon as a work is created, provided that the conditions of Copyright Act have been met.
If you put things on the internet/social media then prepare for them to get shared, if you don't like that idea then don't share them in the first place. If you put them on the internet and someone rips them off and makes money from them, then that's a different matter. Pepe the Frog is a good example.