How To Register The Copyrights For Your Photographs

It’s easier than ever for someone to steal your photographs in this digital age. While the copyrights for your photographs are created at the click of the shutter, the best way to protect your photographs is to register them with the U.S. Copyright Office. You can register the images yourself, but mistakes in the process can limit your rights.

While the Copyright Office provides instructions to help you prepare the forms and gives information about copyright law on its website, the registration process can be daunting. The forms include lots of options, complex legal terms, and a variety of requirements. However, if you are like the vast majority of photographers with no special circumstances, the process to register your photographs is fairly straightforward.

I have prepared a primer on the steps required to register the copyrights to your photos. It should fulfill the need of most photographers. You may view the article here, on one of my favorite websites,

These baby steps add up to giant leaps in protecting your work.

Take my advice; get professional help.

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