How much does it cost for a copyright attorney?

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Hiring an attorney to help you register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office can cost in the ballpark of $250 to $350 for the whole process. If you register a copyright yourself, you can save a significant amount of money.

For more intricate copyright issues, a lawyer will charge an hourly fee that depends on the complexity of the issue. Luckily, if you go through the process of copyrighting your product, you will get access to statutory damages and potentially get all of your attorney fees paid if a dispute arises.

A cost-effective way to start your copyright adventure is to make an appointment with the WLA Legal Clinic for only a $20 suggested donation.


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