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It would be wise to register your copyright to the book as you have authored the book. Although there is no requirement to register copyright in England and Wales. If there was a dispute in future unregistered intellectual property rights are near impossible to prove. Be mindful of what you agreed with the writers you entered into the agreement with them to include their works in your book because that can have an impact on what you can actually protect. Any follow up please do not hesitate to send your message. Always glad to clarify. All the best.
You are welcome. This is one area where Scotland is not different. If your forms make it clear that you own copyright to your book then they can’t turn around and claim they have author rights to your book
Good morning. I would strongly recommend that you engage Intellectual Property Solicitors local to you to assist. Not sure where you are in Scotland but there are a number in Glasgow. Some publisher will offer as part of their package but I couldnt say which do regrettably. all the best