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Copyright Registration: So Simple but So Essential

In “Copyright: Keep It in Your Name” I explained the importance of keeping the copyright to your book in your name even if your publisher pressures you to give it to them. If you succeed in hanging onto your copyright, your publisher will then contact the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress to register the copyright in your name. If you publish independently, you will contact the Library of Congress and handle copyright registration yourself. In either case, make sure you do register your book. Copyright registration is your officially recognized notice to the world that the work belongs to you. It gives you the right to take copyright infringers to court and collect any damages that result. Copyright Registration a Simple Process And the process of registering is […]

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