The WGA Script Registry Is No Substitute For Copyright Registration
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The WGA Script Registry is costing writers’ money and is acting as a detriment, not an asset, to writers. As an entertainment litigator who is regularly asked to handle copyright infringement lawsuits against motion picture studios, one of the biggest problems I face is with writers registering their work with the WGA Script Registry instead of the U.S. Copyright Office. By doing so, these writers are not only costing themselves tens of thousands of dollars in potential recovery but, in many cases they are guaranteeing they won’t recover any money at all.

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is an entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles at ZernerLaw. His practice specializes in copyright infringement cases. He is also the co-chair of the California Society of Entertainment Lawyers. For more information, visit