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            Chicago, Illinois

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Who Protects Copyrights

Who protects copyrights?  The U.S. Copyright Office, and no one else.

Copyrights are created when an author creates a copyrightable work in a fixed medium, and are protected by registration with the U.S. Copyright Office.

  • the U.S. Copyright Office has no subsidiary registration facilities

  • the U.S. Copyright Office has only a single website - www.copyright.gov

  • if it is not a U.S. Copyright Office registration, it is not a copyright registration

  • only copyright registrations with the U.S. Copyright Office provide statutory protections

  • copyright rights and protections are governed solely by federal law

The U.S. Copyright Office's only website is  www.copyright.gov - note it is .gov (not .com)

other topics - no idea protection, hyperlinking, slogans, registrations, about copyrights

questions, inquiries - contact the firm (all contact modes) or call 312.419.8055



The Law Office of Joan I. Norek
25 E. Washington Street, Suite 1400
Chicago, Illinois  60602
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