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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
Copyright Fun Facts
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous sculptures ever registered for copyright, and may be the largest. In 1876 French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi submitted a photo of a model of his statue to the U.S. Copyright Office.