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Aug/03

Copyright Registration Services and the Practice of Law


I learned of a ‘copyright registration’ sevice via a copyright blog, which appeared to recommend the service but overlooked a few details.  ICANN Blog touches on some points.  I would like to add some more.  The service advertises that it reviews the document for ‘errors and omissions.’  Would such an error include whether you are claiming copyright in the correct work and in the correct author’s name?

In fine print on another site the service claims that it isn’t practicing law (I guess because the guy behind the service isn’t a lawyer).  I think if you take money for reviewing legal documents for ‘errors and omissions,’ then you are providing legal advice, whatever you want to call it.  You can call your aunt, your uncle, but she’s still your aunt.

Here’s the link to the Copyright Office’s online registration service.

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