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federal copyright was generally secured by the act of publication with notice of copyright or by registration of an unpublished work. This has now been largely superseded by international conventions, principally the Berne Convention, which provide rights harmonized at an international level without a requirement for national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.
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  • Video Production and Copyright: Innocent Infringement is Not OK

    … says he constantly hears myths about copyright, and in the video excerpt below, he addresses two of these: you must register your work to protect it, and innocent infringement is OK. Copyright Myth #1: You Must Register Your Work to Protect It Let’s talk first about registering your work. Hill says that the only advantage of copyright registration…

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