In <Pine.BSF.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Terry
> That's my point; it doesn't at all. Someone earlier had suggested that a
> US copyright registration would assist in the enforcement in other
> countries. As far as I'maware, it does not. Now, there's nothing that
> would prevent any country from setting up its system to take the
> registrations of other countries into account, but as far as I know, no
> country does any such thing.
When suing for copyright infringement in a foreign court, two of the things
you have to prove is that you actually own the copyright to the item in
question, and that the copyright has not yet expired. A copyright
registration certificate from a reputable foreign body, such as the US
Government copyright office, would be quite a compelling piece of evidence
in such a case.
Brian Rumary, England