Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Copyright Registration of Unpublished Collections or Groups of Works

Just a quick note about registering a single copyright for unpublished groups or collections.  While it is very efficient and less costly than registering separate copyrights for each work in the group, the drawback is that you may only be able to collect damages on the single group, not the multiple works within the group.  This is especially true with regard to statutory damages. Something to keep in mind when comtemplating a group registration.

1 comment:

  1. I was searching online for attorneys that have a particular interest and specialty in music law and other related areas of law in San Diego and I came upon your law firm's page, which led me to your blog. I am rather interested in those aspects of the law and it is nice to receive some insight into the field, however indirect it may be. As a current law student and musician in San Diego, I truly appreciate your posts. Thank you! Happy Holidays, Mr. Hoisington.