See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section "What Works Are Protected." How is a copyright different from a patent or a trademark?
Copyright protects original works of authorship, while a patent protects inventions or discoveries.
Many choose to register their works because they wish to have the facts of their copyright on the public record and have a certificate of registration.The time of application means the date of CAM-Affidavit of Relationship (CAM-AOR) filing.The qualifying parent must be in one of the immigration categories listed above at the time of applying for this program and at the time of admission of the beneficiary of this program.Each qualified child must be unmarried, under the age of 21, and a national of El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras.In certain cases, the in-country parent of the qualifying child may also qualify for access if the in-country parent is the legal spouse of the qualifying parent in the United States, as may the unmarried children of a qualifying child if also under the age of 21. On July 26, 2016, Department of State (DOS) and DHS announced that the CAM program would expand to include additional eligible family members when accompanied by a qualifying child: Beginning Nov.