I'm not really sure why you'd use a service like this - unless you are totally new to the process and can't stand the idea of going it alone. Or are under serious time constraints.

The process is relatively simple if you've done it before, but if you haven't, you must read up on how to do it and ask questions of others (even call the Copyright Office for assistance) if you aren't clear. The simplest of all is registering just one illustration - especially one that is unpublished. If you're wanting to register a group of pieces that are related (and published) or unrelated and unpublished, for instance, it gets trickier. I can't imagine that LegalZoom has the same fee for all scenarios, though. . . 


On Jun 25, 2014, at 10:38 AM, Anne Brogdon wrote:

I'm actually going to be registering a copyright on an illustration for the first time in the next week or so. Is this sort of service worth it? Is it that big of a pain to do it yourself? Why would you choose to have a service like this do it for you?



On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 11:24 AM, Lynette Cook <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I see that LegalZoom - an online service for wills and other legal documents - now provides copyright registration services. It's pricy, with a $114 fee in addition to the Copyright Office's filing fee. (Of course, you avoid the $114 if you do it yourself.) Nevertheless, thought I'd share this as an "FYI." in case anyone wants more info:


Best regards,
Ms. Lynette R. Cook, Artist/Illustrator


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