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How to Register a Website Copyright

If you have a website the day is going to come when you want to register your website with the US Copyright Office. Visit the copyright office website here: http://copyright.gov/.

You will have to pay a copyright registration fee of $45 to register your website. Along with your registration fee you’ll snail mail the Copyrights Office a copy of your website content on a cd. Any new works that you generate are automatically protected under the copyright law.

In a couple of weeks you’ll receive a notice and a copyright registration number once they receive your information.

You can search through the database to see your copyright information here: http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First

As an example, Hoover Web Design’s web site’s copyright number is TXu001068140.

Getting a copyright for your website will come in handy if you ever have to sue any body for stealing your own original content.

Enjoy!

Gina

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June 16th, 2008 at 6:29 am


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