When Should an Author Register Copyright?

We talk a lot on this blog about copyrights in contracts, but I thought I’d take a couple of weeks to cover copyrights in other contexts. This week, we’re looking at copyright registration issues – specifically, when an author should register his or her work with the U.S. copyright office.  Is Formal Registration Required for Copyright Protection? Under U.S. law, copyright protection is available for all published or unpublished works. Registration with the U.S. copyright office is NOT REQUIRED to receive copyright protection (in the U.S.). Copyright attaches automatically at the time a qualifying work is created. However, registration is required for some

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