Copyright Registration – Fact and Myth

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Generally speaking, works published in the US before January 1st, 1978, were only protected by copyright if they were registered at or before publication. Under the current Act, all works are subject to copyright protection from the moment of their creation, regardless of registration.  

Unfortunately, this change has made creators complacent about registration. Why register if the work is protected without registration? Read more