COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION

PROTECT YOUR CREATIVE WORK

Copyright is a form of legal protection under U.S. law (Title 17, U.S. Code) that provides you with the exclusive legal rights to control your original creative works.

YOU CAN REGISTER

Written Work
Sound Recordings
Visual Arts & Design
Screenplays & Scripts

Music & Lyrics
Logo Artwork
Websites
Photography

Film & Video
Computer Programs
Technical Works
And More

WHEN YOU REGISTER A COPYRIGHT

  • Your copyrighted work may not be copied, reproduced, distributed or publicly displayed without your permission.
  • You establish a public record with the U.S. government of your claim of ownership of the material registered.
  • To prove or enforce your ownership, registration with the U.S. Copyright Office is required in order to sue someone who has copied your original work.
  • Your copyright registration is effective on the date that the complete application package is received by the Copyright Office.