Copyright Registration - US vs. Canada
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Posted by Gordon on July 24, 2003 at 04:27:13:
Hi, could someone help me make sense of something:
In the US, you register a copyright by sending $20 and a copy of your work to the copyright office.
In Canada, you send a form with the title of your work, and $65 to the government copyright office and, and you get a copyright certificate. The copyright office does not accept copies of your work.
How is the Canadian copyright useful at all? It says nothing about the content of your work at a certain time. All it says is that I had an intention to create a work with a certain title at a given time; that work may not even exist yet. How is that a copyright and how would it be enforced in court?
Should a Canadian submit copyright applications to the US registar?
Should a Canadian supplement their Canadian copyright with the services of a Notary Public? Isn't a US copyright submission still better than this option?
Please help!!! This doesn't make sense!
Thanks in advance.
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