In Darden v. Peters , the Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court’s holding that the Copyright Office did not abuse its discretion in rejecting Darden’s copyright application (the Supreme Court denied Darden’s petition for writ of certiorari on February 25, 2008). The application...
Filing for a copyright has just gotten easier thanks to a new “beta” program offered by the U.S. Copyright Office. For those who wish to file such applications, the Copyright Office is testing a web-based registration system called “electronic Copyright Office” (“eCO”...
By Michael M. Ratoza and Michael S. Wilcox
years it has been a hard and fast rule of copyright law that the Copyright
Office must first issue a copyright registration, or issue a refusal to
register, before a plaintiff may file an infringement suit. No registration; no
suit. This registration...
Prisoners have a legal right to register their copyrights
with the Library of Congress, according to a recent decision from the Third
Bernard Carter Jerry-El (Jerry), a prisoner in
Pennsylvania, intended to submit his book to the Library of Congress to obtain
copyright privileges. However...
This post is about protecting the secrecy of your code while registering
it with the US Copyright Office. Copyright.gov website provides useful
information about copyright in general and the process of filing a
copyright application in particular. Circular 61 , available on the