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Benefits of Copyright Registration


Benefits of Copyright Registration

Generally, when a developer or publishers creates a work it is created to make money from. For this reason it is important to copyright all material. "It has been estimated that 80 percent of the wealth of the United States comes directly from intellectual property." Insuring copyright can help protect profits from the work and can prevent others from "stealing" the work to make a profit. If the creator has copyrighted a work, then the creator can prosecute anyone who uses the material without permission. "A copyright owner can recover actual or, in some cases, statutory damages (which can be as high as $100,000 in some cases) from an infringer. In addition, courts have the power to issue injunctions (orders) to prevent or restrain copyright infringement and to order the impoundment and destruction of infringing copies

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1. Public notice of your ownership. Your work will be published in the Copyright Office’s Catalog and will be searchable to the public. Anybody thinking of using this work will be able to search this Catalog and see that your work is protected. This gives constructive notice to the public that you own the work and helps defeat claims of “innocent infringement.”

2. Legal evidence of ownership. If somebody takes your work, registration will avoid a costly dispute over the actual ownership. Your copyright registration will provide proof of your ownership and relieve you of this legal burden.

3. Validity. Your registration will demonstrate the validity of your copyright if it is registered within five years of publication. This can prevent future challenges to your rights in the work.

4. Maximization of damages. Without a timely registration, a copyright holder is limited to actual damages in the case of infringement. These can be nominal and/or difficult to prove. With a registration, the copyright holder is entitled to statutory damages and attorneys’ fees. Rather than having to prove actual damages, a copyright holder with a timely registration may be eligible for statutory damages of up to $150,000 per infringement, plus attorneys’ fees. However, to claim these damages, the registration must be made within three months of the work’s publication or before the infringement occurs. Therefore, time is of the essence.

5. Ability to bring an infringement suit. Perhaps the most important benefit. Even though a copyright holder has rights in a work, those rights, with limited exception, cannot be enforced through the courts unless the work is registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. Without registration, a copyright holder cannot bring a lawsuit for copyright infringement.

For further more information related to Copyright registrationform, the procedure of registering a Copyright, documents required for Copyright registration, you can call us at 8788091087. Our experts are available here to advise you the best in the matter of register logo. You can also send your query on Email: info@herambindia.com. Visit our website: Herambindia and through the Copyright Registration, you can protect yourself from the matters of Copyright Certification.


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