Copyright Registration

The purpose of copyright registration is to place on record a verifiable account of the date and content of the work in question, so that in the event of a legal claim, or case of infringement or plagiarism, the copyright owner can produce a copy of the work from an official government source.Before 1978, in the United States, federal copyright was generally secured by the act of publication with notice of copyright or by registration of an unpublished work. This has now been largely superseded by international conventions, principally the Berne Convention, which provide rights harmonized at an international level without a requirement for national registration. However, the U.S.
Posts about Copyright Registration
  • Copyrighting Software? Don’t Rely on Screenshots Alone!

    …, Inc. v. Manitoba Hydro, the Second Circuit considered whether a plaintiff had jurisdictional standing to file suit for copyright infringement relating to its software – specifically because the plaintiff applied for copyright protection only over screen shots showing various displays that appear when its software was used and not in the software…

    Christina Frangiosa/ Privacy and IP Law Blog- 9 readers -
  • The Benefits of Copyright Registration for Small Businesses

    …No matter what line of work you’re in, you’ve probably heard a few things about copyright protection and infringement. From the (in)famous Napster case to the DMCA takedown notices cropping up on YouTube, copyright law shows up more and more in our daily lives. As a small business owner, you should be especially concerned with protecting your…

    Stephen Hoffman/ Hoffman Law Office, P.C.- 32 readers -