VIDEO: How and When to PROTECT YOUR SCREENPLAY: Copyright attaches to your work the minute you create it. But registering it with the U.S. Copyright Office is a step you may regret not taking. Which raises the question: what’s the difference between WGA Registration and Copyright registration? It’s vast. I’d dare to say that they’re not even in the same universe.
Think of WGA Registration as possibly adding to the paper trail of favorable evidence you will require if you sue to enforce your copyright, but know that you can’t sue for copyright infringement to protect your work unless you register it with the U.S. Copyright Office first.
More in the video below. But remember: you don’t need to deal with this on your own. Consult an attorney!