Should I copyright my own work, or use a lawyer to help me?

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Should I copyright my own work, or use a lawyer to help me?

Remember that although works of authorship generally obtain copyright protection when they are fixed, in practice you still must register your copyright with the U. S. Copyright Office to enforce your rights or to use the copyright to secure an obligation.

If you think your work may have commercial value, it would make sense to protect that value. Discussing the many important Intellectual Property-related issues – such as how to market the work, how to license the work without “giving it away”, investigating whether a work is under copyright protection, and your rights in foreign countries — could help you maximize your work’s value and help you avoid significant problems down the road.

Consulting an experienced intellectual property attorney early in the process is usually a wise investment.

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