Copyright and Registration MisInformation
But the most important information provided in the Washington Post article is that it's taking a long time to get your registration certificate back from the US Copyright Office. Because most federal circuits follow 17 USC 411(a) of the Copyright Act strictly, you must have received the registration certificate for your copyright to file a copyright infringement action. While you can pay a "special handling" fee of an additional $685 to have your copyright registration expedited, that's a high price to pay. It's best if you register your copyrights as soon as possible. Check my article for information on how to register your copyrights using the eCO system.