How Copyright Registration Could Work Against Photographers

Started May 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Richard Weisgrau Veteran Member • Posts: 3,530
Re: How Copyright Registration Could Work Against Photographers

Dan Marchant wrote:

If I am understanding, your point is that registering my copyright (and then taking action against an alleged infringer) allows the winning party to claim costs/fees - even if it is the other party. While I do think it is rather strange that registering my images would benefit the other party (in the event they win) I think it is even stranger that they can't claim costs/fees if I haven't registered.

Yes, provided that the infringement occurred after registration.

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