I think most authors know that they don’t have to register their work through the government copyright office, it’s still a question, perhaps, why they should still do it.
Liani Kotcher came to Jane Friedmann’s website to answer that question.
Though registration with the Copyright Office is no longer required for protection, there are still many reasons why it’s important.
Source: Why Waiting Too Long to Register Your Copyright Is a Big Mistake | Jane Friedman
I’m sure I’ve shared posts on copyright before, but it’s always good to have a refresher. It’s quite easy to get an official copyright for anything you publish and even though it doesn’t help someone from taking your work electronically, it’s an inexpensive safeguard ($55 for electronic submission) if you every need to enter the court system. And Dave gives some examples of text used on a copyright page for those indie publisher out there!
Thanks Dave and Lawyer Steve!
Learn from a lawyer how you can legally copyright a book, with examples and a easy step-by-step process to help protect your book’s rights.
Source: How to Copyright a Book (Written by a Lawyer)  – Written by a Laywer
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This is a great post by Marissa Crespo, an entertainment attorney and principal at Crespo Law Office. It’s geared toward screenwriters but it’s covers book writers as well.
The cost of copyright is definitely reasonable and there are a few steps to it but it’s not hard to do. The copyright office link is here, if you want to go ahead and copyright your work.
Source: 5 Things Screenwriters Should Know About Copyright Law – ScreenCraft