Copyright Registration Benefits

Under current U.S. law, copyright protection exists as soon as the work is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device. It is no longer necessary to apply for copyright registration to have the basic protection of copyright ownership. However, in many cases it still makes sense for an author of a work to register the work with the U.S. Copyright Office.

What are the benefits of copyright registration?

Even though copyright protection is obtained automatically upon creation of the work, there are certain definite advantages to copyright registration. If one or more of the following reasons applies to your situation, consider registering your copyright:

In light of the substantial benefits of copyright registration, and the relative ease and low cost of registration, registering your copyright still makes good sense in many cases.


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