It’s your creation. Keep it safe
Registering your copyright greatly enhances your legal protections against infringement.
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Protects creative workA copyright can protect your ownership of an original work—including songs, books, articles, photographs, and other creative works that exist in a fixed and tangible form.
Enhances your rightsAmong other things, registering your copyright establishes a public record of your copyright claim, can help prove ownership, and is required if you ever want to sue for copyright infringement.
Benefits creativityAuthors, artists, choreographers, architects, and other creative professionals all benefit from copyright registration.
What kinds of work can be protected by a copyright?
Copyright protections cover original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. Copyrighted work must be original, and it must be fixed into a "tangible form." Ideas themselves can't be copyrighted.
What are some advantages of registering?
Registering your copyright establishes a public record of your claim, allows you to take legal action against infringement, and may entitle you to statutory damages and attorney’s fees in court.