Copyrights protect the specific expression embodied in original works of art or authorship. Although a copyright does not have to be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office in order to be valid, registration is strongly recommended. Formal registration of a copyright gives the owner additional leverage should copyright infringement occur or require litigation.
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