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32 Who Owns Rudolph’s Nose?

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was a work for hire, but the department store employer returned the copyright to the author. This is how copyright registration turned Rudolph into a gold mine for the writer’s family.

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11 Privacy and the Copyright Office

The need for privacy is a concern for many writers and artists. Filing an application with the Copyright Office for a copyright registration on your work creates a public record. There is a natural tension between protecting your work with a public filing and protecting your privacy, but it can be done.

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