Copyright: The legal right granted to an author, composer, playwright, publisher, or distributor to exclusive publication of a literary, musical, dramatic, or artistic work.

Copyright © protects original expressions, such as web sites, books, music, and plays, for example. Typically, they cost $200.00 to prepare and file. Registration provides protection for decades. While a copyright is automatic upon the completion of a work, registration offers many advantages to the copyright holder.