My business partner and I collaborated on a book and created an accompanying website and an LLC business around it. I recently found out that she secretly copyrighted the book under her name last year. She now is intending to take the book (that's apparently only in her name) and start a new business and shut me out completely. Is this legal? Is her copyright record for the book text and audio (which I equally collaborated on) a legitimate record?
In May (the month following her copyright entry) we signed an Operating Agreement that states that the book is an asset of the LLC. Even if she did legally copyright it under her name, did she technically signed the copyrights over to the LLC?
Which is worth pursuing? An illegitimate copyright record OR she signed the rights over to the LLC?Within the Operating Agreement, we at 50/50 owners and this LLC is registered as Member Owned