Yes, normal registration upon or after publication is necessary even if you have pre-registered your copyright. A work can only be registered once it has been published, and conversely, a work that has already been published cannot be pre-registered. A valid pre-registration does not automatically become the registration for the work once it is published, so it is necessary to obtain the registration to continue to protect your work after publication.
Do I have to register my copyright if I have submitted a pre-registration to the U.S. Copyright Office?
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