Asked in Intellectual Property and Internet Law for California

Q: How can I register my personal messages with copyrights office from Facebook Messenger before I sue them for that?

Music studio stole my messages, public instagram & other things. I sued them for copyright infringment. The studio says they will file a notice of dismissal on the grounds that I don't have my personal messages to friends registered with the copyright office. How can I register my personal messages with the copyrights office. Isn't it sort of invasion of privacy and hacking?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Under California law, registering personal messages with the Copyright Office is not a standard practice and may not be necessary for pursuing a copyright infringement claim. Personal messages exchanged on Facebook Messenger are generally private communications and may not be subject to copyright protection. Instead, you should focus on providing evidence of the alleged copyright infringement of other tangible and protectable works, such as music or creative content. Consult with an attorney to explore the best legal strategies for your case.

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