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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on July 24, 2003 at 23:37:08:

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.

Dear Gordon,
Copyrights are national country by country. There are about 125 countries in the Universal Copyright Convention. One registration provides a right to register in all the countries with priority.

Just registering is usually a waste of time and money unless the work is published. Then there are other considerations.

If the work is published ans used in Canada then it should be registered there under UCC priority.

The US Official fee is now $30. What you do should depend on what you want to acheive, what you already have and whether or not the investment of even a penny is worthwhile.

M. Arthur Auslander
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