Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Writers Guild of America script registration service

For those of you wondering how on Earth you can prove you created copyrighted content if the government doesn't actually register a physical copy of it, but only a certificate saying you created it (depending on where you live, you might not even get a certificate), one of the ways you can establish ownership of content is through the Writers Guild of America's script registration service.

The WGA registration system accepts files for registration and can confirm the date of registration, allowing you to prove that you were the original creator of content that another person claims to have created at a later date. Microsoft Word, ASCII, PDF files, as well as other formats, can be submitted online if they do not exceed ten megabytes in size. The cost of this service at the time of this blog entry for non-members of the WGA is $20 per submission.

For more information, including Frequently Asked Questions and submission links for both the online and the mail process, visit the WGAW Registry website.
Please note that despite the fact that it is the Writers Guild of "America," anybody around the world may use this service.

RELEVANT LINKS (Opens in new window)

WGAW Registry

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