Do I have to register a copyright?

By Andrew Hudson  October 31, 2013

No. Registration is not required, it is optional. But it is required for a court action of infringement.

“..registration is not a condition of copyright protection.”
U.S. Copyright Office, Circular 1

“No publication or registration or other action in the Copyright Office is required to secure copyright. There are, however, certain definite advantages to registration.”
U.S. Copyright Office, Circular 1

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