Question of the Day: I know that if you simply put the copyright notice on a document that's letting folks know it's your IP. BUT, what I don't know is how to actually do the formal copyright registration AND if it's worth going through the process. Some say it's a waste of time and all I need is the copyright notification. What's the best solution and does this apply for everything I produce?
There are three instances where it makes sense to register your copyright: 1. If you’re going to license your work, 2. If you’re going to sell your copyright, or 3. You want to be able to sue for copyright infringement.
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Ruth Carter is an attorney at Venjuris Law Firm in Phoenix, Arizona – a firm that focuses on business, intellectual property, and internet/social media law. They are also a professional speaker, blogger, and author through Carter Law Firm.