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No. In general, registration is voluntary. Copyright exists from the

However, the registrar can make an order extending the two-month period, if satisfied on the application of any interested person that there is good reason for doing so under section 6(5) of the Land Registration Act 2002. If that occurs, the transferee, lessee or mortgagee recovers their legal estate, and is treated as having retained it all along (section 7(3) of the Land Registration Act 2002).

This isn’t true either. In a country that offers official registration, registering expands your rights, but does not confer additional copyright you’re a US-based writer, do you need to register, and if so, when?

You can submit once your manuscript is complete, before copyediting begins, if you’d like. However, if you feel that the copyediting process will result in a very different work from the one submitted, you may want to wait until after it’s done before submitting. The Copyright Office would consider it a derivative work only if substantive changes have been made, including the addition of new chapters of material.From the Library of Congress Website:

In countries that are signatory to the Berne Convention (the USA, the UK, Europe, and many other countries), the creator owns copyright by law, automatically, as soon his/her work is fixed tangible form. The minute you write down the words, you’re protected by copyright. No further action on your part (such as copyright registration) is required. Writers are often told that “poor man’s copyright”–sealing a copy of their work in an envelope, mailing it to themselves, and retaini

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