Bob wrote a screenplay, but before he could register it with the U.S. Copyrigh - 11667

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Bob wrote a screenplay, but before he could register it with the U.S. Copyright Office, the screenplay was stolen and later appeared in a movie. Will Bob prevail if he sues the person claiming ownership of the play? 

  1.  No, because he never registered the screenplay.
  2.  No, because he cannot prove that he was the author of the screenplay.
  3.  Yes, if it can be proved that Bob is the true owner of the screenplay.
  4.  Yes, but only if Bob has another copy of the screenplay.
Solution Description

Bob wrote a screenplay, but before he could register it with the U.S. Copyright Office, the screenplay was stolen and later appeared in a movie. Will Bob prevail if he sues the person claiming ownership of the play?