Okay so I have done a lot of reading but I am still a little confused on the copyrighting of photos. (I live in the United States) It appears that from the moment the shutter button is pressed, the image is copyrighted. However, why are there webpages out there that "for a fee" can copyright the photos for you? Is it just a scam, or is there more to it that I dont know. Basically, at what point can i use the "© 2008 Robert Senese" in my metadata? Thanks.