Is Copyright Registration Necessary?

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Do I need to register my book with the US Copyright office?

Is Copyright Registration Necessary?

When you self publish a book, the law grants you book copyright protection automatically upon the creation of your work. Your work need not be completed to be protected! You own the copyright on your work as you create it. No publication, registration or other action in the U.S. Copyright Office is required to secure copyright. See www.copyright.gov for additional information on copyright registration.

   

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