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Search Preregistration Records Online
Claims to copyright that have been preregistered in the Copyright Office
from October 2005 to the present are available for searching on
the Copyright Office website at www.copyright.gov.
Click on “Search Records,” then on “Search Preregistration
Records,” to begin a search. A tutorial provides basic information on preregistration
and search methods.
Preregistration is a service intended for certain
types of unpublished works that have had a history of prerelease
infringement. Its purpose is to preserve the remedies of statutory
damages and attorney's fees for copyright owners of these works
when they have been infringed before publication and registration.
A preregistered work must be registered within 3 months after publication.
Preregistration takes place only online, is not a substitute for
registration, and is not a guarantee that the Copyright Office
will ultimately register the work. For further information, go
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