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Registering Your Copyrights

Posted on: 2 May 2008

The Photo Attorney has information on how to get the job done correctly:

It is dangerous to register your copyrights incorrectly. The first thing that an infringer will do is to attempt to invalidate your registration. You might as well keep your $45/$35 and spend your time shooting if you’re not going to take the time to register your photos correctly.

You must separate your registrations by published and unpublished photos. According to the US Copyright Office, for your unpublished photos, you may register them by collections:

Click here to read the rest of the article.

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Here’s another great link to an article that provides advice on registering your online content:

If you haven’t registered your online content, then you cannot take advantage of special statutory provisions of U.S. copyright law. You will not get your attorneys’ fees paid and you cannot get statutory (i.e., presumptive monetary) damages. If you want to know more about how the U.S. law favors registration and why it’s important to register your copyright even if you can’t see yourself ever filing a copyright lawsuit, please read my prior post on registration.

When discussing registration of your online works, this article assumes that the content on your website qualifies for copyright protection. Whether something is eligible for copyright is beyond the scope of this article. But if you have questions, consult my prior posts, the U.S. Copyright Office, and Stanford University’s Copyright Page. [via SEOmoz]

Click here to read the step-by-step instructions.

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  • thebail: Reblogged this on Underwater Ap
  • Veronica Lynne: Did you use it? It's RODEO time! That might make a good pic for the fb page to.
  • Veronica Lynne: Certainly. I am flattered. Just give credit--ChromaticSoul Photos. Also, I would love to see how you use it. The rodei is this weekend! Veronica Lynn
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