• Copyright Office Announces Release of Compendium, Third Edition

    The Copyright Office released the public draft of the Third Edition of it Compendium of Practices on August 19. The final version will be published later in the year.


  • Congressional Hearings on the Review of the Copyright Law

    In March 2013, Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante delivered the Horace S. Manges lecture at Columbia Law School. Her lecture, “The Next Great Copyright Act", provided a historical overview of the development of U.S. copyright law and explained why a comprehensive review of our law is now needed.


  • Library of Congress National Book Festival

    Learn more about the U.S. Copyright Office on August 30 at the 14th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.


  • Online Registration

    For general questions about copyright, please see Circular 1: Copyright Office Basics and the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Copyright Office website.


  • Office Announces New Fee Schedule

    The new fee schedule for services provided by the Copyright Office goes into effect on May 1, 2014. The basic registration fee for a single work by a single author remains at $35.