this is what i emailed her last monthHi Christy,
"saying you're the owner doesn't make it so.
I am not trying to find a roundabout to infringe on your copyrights
. We are fully aware that creation means copyright, but registration means you can actually vindicate that copyright but I want to verify that it is truly yours, ***** ***** why I’m asking for the registration numbers (this way I can independently verify with the US Copyright Office these copyrights).
Here is the law for you to verify:
In any action under this title, other than an action brought for a violation of the rights of the author under section 106A (a), an action for infringement of the copyright of a work that has been preregistered under section 408 (f) before the commencement of the infringement and that has an effective date of registration not later than the earlier of 3 months after the first publication of the work or 1 month after the copyright owner has learned of the infringement, or an action instituted under section 411 (c), no award of statutory damages or of attorney’s fees, as provided by sections 504 and 505, shall be made for—
(1) any infringement of copyright in an unpublished work commenced before the effective date of its registration; or
(2) any infringement of copyright commenced after first publication of the work and before the effective date of its registration, unless such registration is made within three months after the first publication of the work."
17 USC section 411 (https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/411) which bars most civil actions unless registered.
Please let me know so we can both close this case….