Assuming you did everything right when registering your works, you'll receive a paper copyright certificate. What good are the certificates? We'll show you why you need them and what to do with them.
Author - Chris Reed
Chris Reed is a Los Angeles-based photographer and lawyer. He practices copyright law in the media and entertainment industries and is the author of Copyright Workflow for Photographers: Protecting, Managing, and Sharing Digital Images from Peachpit Press.
Despite the unfortunate reality that image sharing on the Internet can lead to misappropriation of your work, there are some steps that can minimize the risks.
Find out what you need to know before registering your creative works with the Copyright Office, along with some ideas for building routine registration practices.
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