US copyright – register for your remedies

Foreign copyright holders who create material that has international value should consider registration of their copyright with the United States Copyright Office, as failure to do so may result in the denial of key remedies in the event of copyright infringement in the United States.  For authors of United States works, registration will also be crucial in most cases.  The perils of not registering copyright in the United States was recently highlighted in the US decisions of Elsevier BV v UnitedHealth Group, Inc and Reed Elsevier, Inc v Muchnick, for the full article click here.

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