The Benefits of Registering the Copyright for an Author’s Work

A copyright comes into existence at the moment of creation, explains Greg Victoroff, Esq., partner at Greg Victoroff & Associates. This is a federal ruling in the United States which means that as soon as an author writes down their words, those words are protected by copyright. Authors may go a step further and register their copyright through the U.S. Copyright Office. Once a registration is accepted and filed, the copyright owner is able to file lawsuits and recover statutory damages and attorney’s fees, in the case of a trial. There’s no reason not to register for a copyright, says Victoroff. It is one of the most economical ways to protect your intellectual property.

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