Advantages to Copyright Registration





Where are you without Copyright Registration?

A public record shows record of registration.

No public record of your ownership claim, only your own files or records or memory.

Federal Law protects registered works with statutory damages and attorney fees for successful litigation. Infringer can be sued in federal court.

State laws protect your creativity the moment your work is put on a tangible medium (written down or recorded by some other means). If someone from another state infringes your work, you must find the best state (or other court)  where you can achieve jurisdiction over the infringer.

Federally registered works have statutory rights and can be protected by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and International Trade Commission from infringing imported works.

Some protection from infringement  but no statutory rights or right to enforcement through International Trade Commission.

Copyright registration keeps a permanent record of a work on file at the Library of Congress  for evidentiary and historical purposes.

No public record of your creativity, only your own files or records or memory.



Not Just Patents ® Copyright Registration Service participates in the electronic Copyright Office (eCO) system filing of U.S. Copyright Registrations with the Library of  Congress. call us at 1-651-500-7590   if you want a fast and efficient registration of your work. See Advantages to Copyright Registration.


Registered copyrighted works can also be recorded by Not Just Patents  with the U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP) so that pirated copies of your work cannot be imported into the U.S. See Anti-Counterfeit Enforcement.


Over 23,000 Copyrights, Trademarks and Tradenames are already recorded and protected from counterfeiting and pirating by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). For examples of Copyrights already recorded see Examples: U.S. Customs and Border Protection for Intellectual Property Rights. Examples of Copyrights already recorded and protected by CBP include jewelry designs, software, hardware, books, manuals, packaging designs, photographs, product literature, drawings, comic book artwork and more.


Types of copyrightable works are: literary works (see below), performing arts works, sound recordings, or serials or periodicals.  



Copyright Types: Literary Works   (see more types) (http://www.copyright.gov/register/literary.html)


Literary works include nondramatic textual works with or without illustrations. They may be published or nonpublished. Computer programs and databases also are considered literary works. Plays, dramas, and screenplays are not in the literary works category (see Performing Arts page).


Examples of literary works:

    * fiction

    * nonfiction

    * manuscripts

    * poetry

    * contributions to collective works

    * compilations of data or other literary subject matter

    * dissertations

    * theses

    * reports

    * speeches

    * bound or looseleaf volumes

    * secure tests

    * pamphlets

    * brochures

    * textbooks

    * online works

    * reference works

    * directories

    * catalogs

    * advertising copy

    * single pages of text

    * tracts

    * games

    * automated databases

    * computer programs


FILE TYPE

EXTENSION

Data

.db  (Database File)

.mdb (Microsoft Access Database)

.xls (Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet)

Image

.bmp  (Bitmap Image)

.dwg (AutoCAD Drawing)

.dwf (Autodesk Design)

.fdr (Final Draft)

.gif, .giff (Graphics Interchange Format)

.jpg, .jpeg, .jfif (Joint Photographic Experts Group)

.pdf (Portable Document Format)

.pic, .pict (Picture File)

.png (Portable Network Graphic)

.psd (Photoshop Document)

.pub (Microsoft Publisher)

.tga (Targa Graphic)

.tif, .tiff (Tagged Image File Format)

.wmf (Windows Metafile)

Audio

.aif, .aiff (Audio Interchange File Format)

.au (Audio File)

.mid, .midi, .rmi (Musical Instrument Digital Interface)

.mp3 (MP3 Audio File or Layer 3 Audio Compression)

.ra, .ram (Real Audio File)

.rmi (Resource Interchangable File Format)

.wav (Windows Wave Sound File)

.wma (Windows Media Audio File)

Video

.avi  (audio video interleave)

.mov (quicktime)

.mpg, .mpeg (Moving Picture Experts Group)

.rm, .rv (Real Media File)

.swf (Adobe Flash formerly Shockwave Flash)

.wmv (windows media video)

Text

.doc  (Microsoft Word Document)

.docx (Microsoft Word Open XML Document)

.htm, .html (HyperText Markup Language)

.pdf (Portable Document Format)

.rtf (Rich Text Document)

.txt (Text File)

.wpd (WordPerfect Document)

.wps (Microsoft Works Word Processor Document)

Presentation

.pps, .ppt (Microsoft Power Point)

Compressed

.cab (Windows Cabinet File)

.rar (Compressed Archive)

.zip (Zipped File)

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