1. I need to copyright protect a neuropsychological test that I developed, including the test materials, the instructions, and the computer program that scores and analyses the results. What copyright category does that fall under? (not literature, not artistic creation, etc)
A: A computer program falls in a different category from a "secure test." However, both are considered "literary works," and use Form TX for registration purposes.
2. What would be the cost to me to have an attorney file the copyright for me?
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3. What is the process/procedure that I would have to follow to get these materials copyrighted?
A: It's just a fill in the form process. You can use the electronic filing process (click here), or fill in and mail Form TX to the U.S. Copyright Office.
However, if you want to maintain confidentiality of your test, so that other's cannot review the materials in the public records, then there are special procedures to follow. See Circular 64 form more info.
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