Lightroom Feature: COPYRIGHT

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All of the Photography Podcasts have been featuring discussions on the importance, and relative ease, of submitting photos for copyright. I would love to see a module in LR that would not only track the images that had been submitted in the database, but also have a streamlined feature that would prep images for upload/burning to make this important process simple and part of every photographer's workflow.
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This is only important for people in the US, really. That is, I assume you are talking about registering your copyrighted works with the USPS (or whatever) via ftp or http.

The rest of the world just trusts the Berne Convention.

You probably just want a publish service that registers select images. Then you could use that collection, and smart collections using the resulting metadata, in whatever other ways you'd like.
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John: Registration with the US Copyright Office is not just important for US citizens - anyone producing work in a country that has a copyright treaty with the US can register their work, and thus benefit from the protection it provides when that work is infringed in the US.
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Foreign infringement is exactly what the Berne Convention is supposed to assist with!

Usually you want to register in your own locale, and only then consider foreign locales. So, no matter what, this request is still USPS specific. Because, for example, I'd want to use CIPO first.

Only some works would be registered in many places. If you need to do that, I hope you have an agency!
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PS If this were implemented, an important feature for me would be the ability to save an image's date of first publication, which is required for registration with the US Copyright Office.
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Just have the plugin add or expose some custom metadata that contains this info.
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|> prep images for upload...

What needs to be done to prepare an image, and how (and to where) are they subsequently uploaded?