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will lulu copyright my book if i add a copyright page

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  • Your book is copyright as soon as you publish it. Lulu does not undertake the legal process of copyrighting with any institution.

    In the US, if you want to seek damages for copyright infringement you have to have your copyright registered with the organization that handles copyright for a nominal fee. Lulu does not do that for you.
  • You can find out everything you need to know about copyrights here: http://www.copyright.gov/

    including how to go about registering your book.

     

    As DysonLogos pointed out, your book is, as the USCO says, "under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device." 

     

    However, it goes on to say that "you will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work....Registration is recommended for a number of reasons. Many choose to register their works because they wish to have the facts of their copyright on the public record and have a certificate of registration. Registered works may be eligible for statutory damages and attorney's fees in successful litigation. Finally, if registration occurs within 5 years of publication, it is considered prima facie evidence in a court of law."

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