Once you’ve filled out our form and paid our flat fee, we contact you for a consultation about your work and why you are seeking a copyright registration.
Let’s get one thing out of the way up front. It is not necessary to register a copyright in order to qualify for copyright protection. All you have to do is fix your work of art in a tangible medium and you have a copyright. Simple as that.
However, if you want to take advantage of the maximum rights a copyright holder can attain, then you need to register your copyright.
Copyright registration is designed to put the public on notice of a particular work of art, and that you created it. As a result, the US government, through the United States Copyright Office, created a number of advantages to encourage copyright owners to register their works. There are too many to list here, but there are two big ones. First, you can file a lawsuit for copyright infringement for the maximum amount of statutory damages. Second, registration acts as evidence of the validity of the copyright when certain other conditions are met. Needless to say, if you are at all interested in protecting your work of art, you need to register it.
Like most of our services, copyright registrations are billed on a flat fee basis, and at a price even a staving artist can afford. And, of course, all of the work is done by copyright attorney Eric Norton.