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Getting a Copyright

This section explains how copyright protection arises and the process and benefits of registering a work with the U.S. Copyright Office.

When the Work is Created: Automatic Copyright Protection

When the Work is Registered: Extra Copyright Protection

Registering Specific Types of Work

Guide to Registering a Copyright

Next Steps
Contact a qualified business attorney to help you identify
how to best protect your business' intellectual property.
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