We are an LLC of 4 members (partners). We own a business that provides a professional education certification program and offer 9 courses in our program. We are changing to an INC. In doing so, I want to have a non compete that states that no member of the LLC may engage in replicating any content of our certification program as long as they are a member of the LLC. One of the owners is opening a new business on his own and wants to offer similar content in our education program in his new business and says he wont sign the non compete nor will he be bought out. As an owner, if I quickly send all of our course program and content via mail to register for Copyright, because it has not been done. Will this protect us at least if there is an issue? So, I would send in our 9 courses to be copyrighted and then tell him, he can't replicate any of the topics? Content? because they are copyrighted. What exactly gets protected? The content as it is exactly written, or the general topic, etc. How can I do with the copyright to make this work for our business?