Copyright Formalities Part 2: Copyright Registration

Last week’s Wednesday post looked at copyright notices as placed on published works. Today, we’re continuing discussion of copyright formalities with a look at copyright registration,meaning registration of copyrighted works with the United States Copyright Office.* The U.S. Copyright Office allows authors and publishers to register copyrighted works. Registration can be completed online or by mail (though the Copyright Office prefers online registrations, and I suspect before long online registration may become mandatory). Registration creates a permanent record of the work and the copyright holder (the person who owns the copyright). In most cases, the copyright holder is the author

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