copyrights, Tess mentioned in comments that eCO (the Copyright Office's online form) could take up to five documents and that she had filed three of them for the single $35 fee. However, I take Circular 1, Copyright Basics, Registration Procedures on page 7-8 in particular, to read that mutliple items can be registered together if they are part of one publication.
If anyone has questions about this, I seriously suggest they contact a qualified intellectual property attorney.
I discussed the matter with another friend R__, who's also pursuing the indie-publication route. Her view of copyright registration is why bother wasting the time and money. The people you have to worry about violating copyrights are the hackers who feed the Torrent sites, and the headaches of catching and stopping them aren't worth the $35 for registration.
OPINION: I probably will register my novels with the Copyright Office, more for the thrill of knowing my books are filed with the Library of Congress. Everybody has a different measure of validation, and I freely admit this is mine.
Anybody else want to offer an opinion as to copyrights or pirates?
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