Four Good Reasons to Register Your Copyrights

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You may have heard that copyrights arise automatically when you finish a creative work fixed in a tangible form, such as a book or other writing, picture, sculpture, musical recording, videotaped dance or other performance, computer program or website. That is true. However, there is a procedure for registering your trademark with the United States Copyright Office.

Registration requires filling out some forms and paying a small fee of $35. To avoid errors, an attorney specializing in copyright law can be employed to prepare and file the application for registration, which may cost a couple hundred dollars.

Why go to the trouble if copyrights arise automatically? The answer is that copyright registration bestows many powerful benefits on a copyright owner. Four such benefits are described below.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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