HOW DO I...?
Register a Copyright
File a copyright registration for your work through the Copyright Office online system.
Record a Document
When a document is recorded, the Copyright Office maintains a true and accurate copy of it that can be accepted by a court of law as authentic evidence of the original.
Search records of registered books, music, art, and periodicals, and other works. Includes copyright ownership documents.
Learn about Statutory Licensing
The Licensing Division is responsible for helping to administer the various statutory licenses and similar provisions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Recent Reports and Studies
Feb 5, 2015 - Copyright and the Music Marketplace - Executive Summary
Feb 5, 2015 - Copyright and the Music Marketplace - Full Report
Jan 7, 2015 - Transforming Document Recordation
Copyright Fun Facts
In 1954, the Copyright Office Reference Division undertook the monumental task of compiling a complete bibliography of all the works of Sir Winston Churchill that were registered in the Copyright Office from 1898 to 1953.