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Time Constraints on Registration

November 20, 2018 | by | Copyright Law

Copyright protection begins automatically as soon as the work is created. In other words, the author need not register the work in order to achieve copyright protection. However, in order to initiate a copyright infringement suit, registration is required. To achieve maximum protection, a copyright should be registered within three months after publication, to enable the copyright owner to maintain the right to recover statutory damages and attorney’s fees.