Originally Posted by jnanian
I don't understand this preoccupation with "register copyright". Assuming you were the original creator of the work on that negative(s) and as such copyright is automatically vested in that work in your name from the time it is made. If you decide to sell that copyrighted work rights-inclusive that would be termed Re-assignment of Copyright, literally handing over creator rights to the new owner who is free to use the work as he or she feels. In copyright reassignment procedure, a fee is charged and that fee can be anything from a few hundred to millions — it's your call.