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Certificate of Registration
Certificate of Registration

There are few things more irritating in the life of an arts or crafts business owner than finding out that someone has stolen your work. Those too lazy or lacking the talent to do it themselves regularly steal images, products descriptions and articles from online sources. Registering your original work publicly record your ownership. If someone steals your original work, and refuses to stop using it, registration may allow you to collect damages and attorney fees should you take the offender to court.

I have encountered that problem many times in the past and have registered the copyright for some of my articles. If you would like to do the same, I have written an article that walks you through the procedure to electronically register a copyright on an original piece of work.

The image on this page shows the document you can expect to receive after your copyright is approved and processed.

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