Re: Getting my work copywritten
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on September 11, 2001 at 00:21:55:
In Reply to: Getting my work copywritten posted by Debra Banks on September 10, 2001 at 03:44:10:
Dear Debra Banks,
What you create is covered by the law. Registration is for published and/or unpublished works.
An unpublished copyright registration seems to me to usually be a waste of money. I have read a section of statute that I don't understand that seem so suggest that a registered unpublished work does not seem to have to be reregistered if published. I've seen no cases on this.
All talk is really a waste. Unless you have a publisher for the work, it is usually a waste of time, money and worry to register the copyright. If you have a publisher, the publisher will take care of registration. If you publish youself, all you have to do is to be able to sell the published work.
Once published it is important to register quickly to preserver all rights.
M. Arthur Auslander
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