Copyright is a monopoly granted by the government. It gives the author control over reproductions, translations, adaptations, performances, communications, etc. of their work for a fixed time. Since 1978, it has not been necessary to register a copyright—it is automatic. So for example, every web page, no matter how simple or unrefined, is copyrighted by its author.

So in PreTeXt you can go

<frontmatter>
<colophon>