Re: Copyright Registration - US vs. Canada
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on July 24, 2003 at 22:29:54:
In Reply to: Copyright Registration - US vs. Canada 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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