I was reading through the Ehow forum today and found a link that I think all freelance writers should read.
Freelance writers can seek protection for unregistered copyrights in federal court
Online publishing rules just became more protective of intellectual property rights. The United States Supreme Court decided on March 2, in Reed Elsevier v. Muchnick, freelance authors can bring copyright disputes to a federal court even when they have not registered their copyright. In a unanimous decision, the justices agreed to let a $18 million settlement with online companies stand.
Read the article HERE.