In short, yes. It often makes sense to both register your work with the US Copyright Office and get a Creative Commons License if you want an easy way to share your work.
Copyright is a bundle of exclusive rights that are automatically granted to a copyright owner (artist, musician, author, choreographer, programmer) once the work is “fixed in a tangible medium” — written, recorded in audio or visual form, stored in a computer memory system. These rights are:
1. Copy the work;
2. Distribute the work;
3. Display the work;
4. Modify or create derivative works of the work;
5. Perform the work; and
6. In the case of sound recordings, to perform the work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.
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