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We have an ebook that is being registered with the copyright

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We have an ebook that is being registered with the copyright office.

I heard that ebooks also have to be registered with the Library of Congress. Can you tell me how this works, why it is important to be registered with the Library of Congress, and are there any fees involved?

Thank you.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  Alex Reese replied 3 years ago.

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registering your work with the US Copyright office has certain legal benefits

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first, it makes you eligble for statutory damages in case of a successful infringement lawsuit, which means you can get damages without having to prove actual damages

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also, registration is required in order to file a lawsuit (although you could get it registered right before filing, although it could cause delay)

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the cost is only around $35 per work if you do it yourself (

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your side notes on registering a copyright.

I would also like an answer on my actual question regarding the Library of Congress.
Expert:  Alex Reese replied 3 years ago.
US Copyright Office = Libary of Congress
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