When you are registering to obtain a copyright on a given work, one of the items you must submit to the Copyright Office is a copy of the work being copyrighted. However, sending "works" such as source code to a third party (even the Copyright Office) risks revealing trade secrets and by doing so compromising one of your competitive advantages. This article highlights guidance from the Copyright Office which explains how and when you can seek a copyright without divulging certain parts of your source code.
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Protecting Your Trade Secret While Protecting Your Code with Copyright Registration