Copyright exists automatically when an original work is created, however there are benefits to registering your copyright. The owner of a copyrighted material can prevent others from using their original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works in specific ways. For example, a copyright owner can prevent others from producing, reproducing, publishing or performing an original work. However, there are a number of defenses to copyright infringement that apply in various situations. If you are wondering if you should register your copyright, who own the work, are concerned that someone may be infringing your copyright or are wondering what you can and cannot do with certain materials, contact our legal team for advice.