Now you can register your works in the U.S. Copyright Office, easily from your Safe Creative account.
All copyright registrations are filed on your behalf, in your name and are issued directly to you.
With Safe Creative you can manage all information, security and self-management of copyright of your works from a single service.
U.S. citizens are required to register before filing a lawsuit for copyright infringement. If a work is registered either before the infringement takes place or within 3 months of publication then, in the U.S., the copyright holder is eligible for both statutory damages, which can reach $150,000 per infringement, and attorney’s fees. Even though non-citizens can sue for for copyright infringement in the U.S. without a registration being filed, they are only able to claim actual damages, which is the greater of what the copyright holder lost or the infringer gained from the use of the work. In many cases that amount is effectively zero. So if you might ever have cause to sue in the U.S. you should register your work in a timely manner so that you have all of your rights at your disposal.
Safe Creative charges a modest service fee plus the cost of the copyright office filing fee. Check prices and conditions here.
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- What do I have to do and what information should I provide to ease the U.S. Copyright Office registration of my work?
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