How Do I Copyright My Work?

Jennifer Wickman Copyright

The essence of copyright law is to encourage individuals to express their creativity and share that creative expression with the public without fear that the work will be taken and reproduced by others. There are two fundamental elements to a copyright: (1) an original expression that is (2) fixed in a tangible medium. An original expression means that the author …

Top 5 Benefits of Copyright Registration

CMRS Law Common Questions, Copyright

Like trademarks, registration is not required to enjoy legal protection in a copyrightable work.  A copyright is obtained automatically by the author as soon as some creative form of expression is fixed in a tangible medium.  However, there are some significant benefits of registering your work with the United States Copyright Office.  These benefits include: 1.  Public notice of your …