When should a copyright be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office?

Ideally, you should register your copyright on the day that the work is published anywhere in the world, e.g. the date of first publication. The best approach is to work with your lawyer to get the application together and ready for submission on your planned publication date.

At the most, you should register your copyright within ninety days of the first publication. 

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