[cc-community] Registering Copyrights for CC Licensed Work
ryan_mcgregor at shaw.ca
Mon Feb 28 13:48:34 EST 2005
>i am just wondering.. do many people out there that are using the creative commons licensing have their works as registered copyrights? and how does the licensing work with a registered work? do they go hand in hand? is creative commons licensing just an additional aspect of having the work copywritten? and basically how many of you out there have your work officially registered with the government? thanks for your help, and i look forward to learning more about creative commons thru this group...
Basically, in the US, as I understand it, anything you make/write,
whether it is published or not, is copyrighted to you or whomever you
assign your copyrights to. The only time you would want to register your
copyright is if the copyrighted work is worth a lot of money, or if you
plan to litigate over the copyrighted work. Other than that, it is both
pointless and a waste of your money to register the work. Make sure you
keep the dates of copyright for your work in-case you do plan to
register it in the future.
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