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Ok, this is a publication form the IRS on duration of copyright.
You dont need to reregister your copyright from unpublished to published.
But the life of your copyright is contingent on publication.
So for an unpublished work, you get a little bit longer protection. Once you publish the work, you have a published work time frame. So that is the only difference between published an unpublished.
As far as using a different name, that doesnt effect much except your privacy, totally up to you.
But might registering my work as unpublished reduce my libary of congress exposure?
What do you mean by exposure?
exposure to search engines
The copyright official said something about that, I can call again.
I see, they are talking about the copyrihgt search database, not like google. Unpublish would have less exposure within the copyright data base. Thank you for the positive rating. Please feel free to follow up if you need anything further.
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