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Old 08-24-2006, 01:14 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by jediracer View Post
for books we distribute that were originally published in the uk, we do nothing. it has recently been brought to our attention that we may be violating united states copyright law by not registering these previously published foreign books that we distribute here in the united states.
Actually, you don’t have to register the copyrights, but it looks as if you must supply the two copies, with appropriate forms, to the Library of Congress. And if you’re doing that, I would think you may as well register the copyright.

Since you overlooked the requirement (for how may books? how long? how long ago?), you might want to hire a lawyer to negotiate this deal, and perhaps reduce the penalties your company is likely to incur when you file late.

It doesn’t seem like much of an offense to me, but I am a peaceable citizen, not the Library of Congress!

Do you ever wonder what they do with all those books?

Welcome to the forum, and thank you for such an interesting first post!

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