How do I file a copyright?

To register a copyright online, visit https://www.copyright.gov/registration/. You’ll need to create an account in their Electronic Copyright Office Registration System. Once you determine which type you need (literary, performing, visual, etc.) look for online tutorials on the right side of each category page for more help.  

 

A list of forms to print and send in are here: https://www.copyright.gov/forms/. Remember, sending in a paper form is more expensive than registering your copyright online.  

 

Fee prices are listed here https://www.copyright.gov/about/fees.html. Please note, on March 20th the Copyright Office set a new fee schedule. Some of the prices have gone up, so make sure you check beforehand.  

 
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2020  Views: 19

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