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Why Does It Take 8 to 12 Months to Receive a Copyright Registration?by Rob Kasunic, Director of Registration Policy and Practices at the U.S. Copyright Office

Question: Why does it take 8 to 12 months to receive a copyright registration? Response: Over the past several years the Registration Program has suffered a severe reduction in staff. In 2010, there were 125 copyright Examiners in the Registration Program (which includes the Literary Division, the Performing Arts Division, and the Visual Arts Division). By 2015, the number of copy...

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Why Does It Take 8 to 12 Months to Receive a Copyright Registration?

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The Copyright Alliance is the unified voice of the copyright community, representing the interests of thousands of individual creators and organizations across the spectrum of copyright disciplines. The Copyright Alliance is dedicated to advocating policies that promote and preserve the value of copyright and to protecting the rights of creators and innovators.

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