Protecting your Intellectual Property
Filing a copyright protects your legal rights to your intellectual property. Although
a copyright is established as soon as your work has been created, this does not
guarantee full protection of your work.
Only by filing your copyright with the US Copyright Office do you secure the right
to pursue damages for copyright violations of your work. Without first filing for
copyright protection, you will not be able to sue anyone for unauthorized use of
your work. Once you have filed for copyright protection you are free to pursue statutory
damages and legal fees against anyone using your work without authorization.
Filing for copyright protection with the US Copyright Office establishes a public
record of your copyright, effectively putting others on notice that you have claimed
protection under US copyright laws.
Click and Copyright makes this process fast, easy, affordable, and painless. In
fact, with Click and Copyright you will receive immediate notification when your
work has been submitted to the US Copyright Office, including a personalized Copyright
Filing Verification Certificate.
If you are serious about your work, whether it be music,
writing, or graphic arts, you
owe it yourself to protect your rights and file for copyright
protection with the US Copyright Office.