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Old 04-15-2019, 07:10 AM   #1
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Short script, register or not?

Hello all,

I was thinking about submitting to some festivals (Page and Scriptapalooza mainly), should I have it registered or there is no need for that?
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:45 AM   #2
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I suggest you register it. You can never know what will happen.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:38 AM   #3
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Thank you. I'l ldo it then.

What's the easiest but safe way to protect it? WGA?
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depends how much you have till the deadline. U.S copy right office is a better option but it takes 6 months for a script to be registered. still the online registration code given to you instantaneously after submission is enough to cover you . WGA is a good option too but they recharge you after 5 years if you still wanna use their services. For a 5 year gap both wga and U.S copyright are solid options. for more than 5 years U.S copyright is better.
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depends how much you have till the deadline. U.S copy right office is a better option but it takes 6 months for a script to be registered. still the online registration code given to you instantaneously after submission is enough to cover you . WGA is a good option too but they recharge you after 5 years if you still wanna use their services. For a 5 year gap both wga and U.S copyright are solid options. for more than 5 years U.S copyright is better.
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Well I'll need it for today
Is that the case with WGA too?
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:54 AM   #6
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Both of them are ok . both of them can cover you. wga gives you instant registration code, I don't know about U.S copyright office. but I know the date you've submitted your material to US. copyright office is saved on their systems and that's enough to cover you in any case ( As they've explained to me via email ) .
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Thanks a lot.
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