eCO Online System

File a copyright registration for your work through the Copyright Office online system.

Before using the service, we recommend you first read eCO Acceptable File Types, eCO Tips, eCO FAQs, or eCO Tutorial (PowerPoint) eCO Tutorial (PDF). For recently added features, see eCO Updates. Also, see Have a Question About the Single Application?

Advantages include:

Processing Time: The time the Copyright Office requires to process an application varies, depending on the number of applications the Office is receiving and clearing at the time of submission and the extent of questions associated with the application.
Current Processing Times

Please note that our mail service is severely disrupted.(Read more details.)

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Alternate Registration Method Using with Paper Forms

The fee for a basic registration using one of these forms is $85 payable by check or money order. Form CON (continuation sheet for applications) is also still available in paper. Paper forms are also available by postal mail upon request. See below for Group Registrations.


Visual Arts

Performing Arts

Sound Recordings

Single Serials

Preregister Your Work

Preregistration is a service intended for works that have had a history of prerelease infringement. It focuses on the infringement of movies, recorded music, and other copyrighted materials before copyright owners have had the opportunity to market fully their products.(Read more details.)