In the United States, copyright protection exists from the time a work is created. Thus, applying for and securing a copyright registration is not a condition of copyright protection. Nevertheless, copyright registration provides several benefits, such as establishing a public record of the claim of copyright, allowing a claim of infringement to be brought in federal court, and making available statutory damages and attorneys’ fees if a registered work is infringed. The Copyright Office provides all forms necessary for registration, and the process typically takes about eight months or less for electronically filed applications. The Copyright Office website allows searching of records, and its information specialists will help conduct searches of records for a fee. Although notice of copyright has been optional since March 1, 1989, use of a notice is recommended. A copyright notice consists of the symbol © (or the word “Copyright” or the abbreviation “Copr.”), the year of first publication of the work, and the name of the copyright owner, as in © 2016 Jill Leeds.
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Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 10:15am PST
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