PrimeTime: The Truth About Protecting Your Work - Script Magazine
PrimeTime: The Truth About Protecting Your Work - Script Magazine: "A copyright, WGA or Protectrite registration simply provides a piece of EVIDENCE as to when and where you first held ownership of your material.
So if you registered or copyrighted your script on June 4, 2011, it does not mean that as of June 4, 2011, your script is protected. It means you have one piece of evidence saying that on June 4, 2011, this particular piece of intellectual property was in your possession."
Once again, misinformation rules. A copyright registration is the only protection that ensures that your complaint qualifies for statutory damages in the event that it is litigated.
For legal advice on screenplay/copyright protection, I recommend speaking only with litigators who work in the field of intellectual property litigation. YMMV.
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