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Pastor, Church & Law

written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA


Volume 4 . Chapter 9 . § 9-05.06
Key point 9-05.06. Copyright owners may register their works with the Copyright Office. While this is not a legal requirement, it does provide copyright owners with valuable benefits.

The owner of a copyright in a work may register the copyright claim by delivering two complete copies of the best edition of a published work or one complete copy of an unpublished work, along with an application form and a nominal application fee to the Copyright Office. Deposits made to fulfill the deposit requirements of Section 407 may be used to satisfy the deposit requirements for registration if they are accompanied by the appropriate application form and the prescribed fee.

Section 408(a) unequivocally states that "registration is not a condition of copyright ...

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