Melanie Tomanov, an attorney in the transactional Entertainment and Media practice, has authored an article on the benefits of copyright registration for writers, artists and other creative people. She explains how for these “creative entrepreneurs”, copyright registration should play a fundamental role in establishing and maintaining the value of their primary assets – their own creative works.  The article outlines the top ten reasons to register a copyright. Melanie also stresses that “to maximize the benefits of copyright ownership, the creative entrepreneur should consider registering well in advance, prior to sharing copyright assets with others in the entertainment industry.”