Copyrights protect your original works of authorship and artistic expression. Did you compose a song? Paint a landscape? Photograph a sunset? Write a movie? Create a computer program? These are the kinds of things that are protected by a copyright.
You have certain copyright rights once you create your work and fix it in some medium. But to secure attorney fees and statutory damages in copyright infringement litigation–or credibly threaten to sue for them–you need a federal copyright registration. There are other advantages to federal registration, but the one most attractive to business owners is building value in intellectual property portfolios.
Schott, P.C. can help you with your copyright rights.