#Registration of a copyrighted work, patent or trademark with an authorized copyright agency is necessary, but not sufficient
#A series of steps to take to protect your work
There is an advantage of registering a copyright pertaining to the ability to recover statutory damages and attorney's fees through a successful action. In the event of a dispute over property rights, however, attaching a registration document does not automatically trigger your winning the case. Registering your work does not mean that you have proven authorship or ownership of that work. By doing so, you are only officially announcing your intention to publicly confirm that the work belongs to you. More or less, that is all you can achieve.
You must take additional steps to fully protect your copyright work, patent, or trademark.
#Gather evidence to support your copyright
The first step is to collect all the images, audio, video and text files that testify to the various stages of the progression of your work and submit them when registering with an authorized copyright agency, in litigation, and in legal disputes.
Be sure to save the files that illustrate the workflow. Without these files, you will not be able to prove your ownership of the copyrighted work.
The next step
is to encrypt the set of collected files and digitally sign your work, or add a digital barcode to your work, depending on what you intend to do
#Cover all aspects of copyright and intellectual property protection
#Step 1: Gather evidence to support your copyright.
#Step 2: Digitally sign your authorized work or add a digital barcode to it.
#Step 3: Optionally, insert a digital watermark into your work.
#Step 4: Register your work with a copyright protection agency.