Copyright Registration

Ownership of intellectual property is automatically implied in the United States. This means that you own all rights to the publication you’ve written, even if you haven’t formally registered with the national copyright office. The purpose of your copyright page is to explicitly state your ownership and provide essential data about your catalog all in one place; it should include something to the effect of “All rights reserved. Copyright © 201X by [insert your name here]. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without permission in writing from the company.” 

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Registering your work with the U.S. Copyright Office provides you with peace of mind as well as a public record of your ownership of the material. With the U.S. Copyright Registration service, iBooExport will complete and submit the necessary paperwork to the U.S. Copyright Office with a copy of your work. Once registration is complete, you will receive an official certificate that verifies your catalog’s coverage under U.S. copyright regulations.

Steps/fulfillment timeline:

  • Copyright forms are completed and sent to the U.S. Copyright Office with a copy of your catalog.
  • It takes 6 to 12 months for the company to receive the completed Certificate of Registration from the copyright office. iBooExport will receive digital notification when the certificate is sent.