Chapter 1600 - Preregistration

This Chapter provides information on the U.S. Copyright Office’s practices and procedures for preregistration. Preregistration provides certain copyright owners with the ability to sue for infringement and seek statutory damages and attorney’s fees in cases where the work was infringed before the copyright owner completed the work and released it to the public.  The vast majority of works are not eligible for this procedure.

Chapter 1600
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