Protect Your Work
Register your work through the Copyright Office--you'll thank yourself later.
A copyright is good for your lifetime plus 50 years, so thatyour family or heirs may benefit from your work. It is advisable toregister your copyright even though a work is automaticallycopyrighted upon creation. In cases of infringement, it is alwaysgood to have a public record of your copyright registered with theCopyright Office.
Excerpted from Starting a Home-based Business