Registering a Copyright

If copyrights are automatic at the time that a work is tangibly recorded, you may wonder why you should bother to register your copyright. The answer is simple: you can’t enforce your rights and control your work without registering a copyright.

A court of law requires official registration through the U.S. Copyright Office in order to force someone else using your work to stop doing so and/or to financially compensate you for it.

These guides will take you through the ins and outs of registering your copyright and what it means for protecting your original works.

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