Register Your Work: Registration Portal
The electronic Copyright System (eCO) is back online, and applications and services are working normally. The Register of Copyrights updated a declaration of a disruption that indicates an outage existed from 5 p.m. August 12, 2021, until 6 a.m. eastern time on August 29, 2021. The Declaration Page includes instructions for affected applicants to request an adjustment of their effective date of registration.
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING REGISTERING A GROUP OF UNPUBLISHED WORKS
You may register up to 10 unpublished works on the same application, but YOU MUST SELECT the new application for a “Group of Unpublished Works.”
Click here if you need help finding the application for a “Group of Unpublished Works,” and click here to watch a video that provides step-by-step instructions for completing this application. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions related to this application.
The “Standard Application” MAY NOT BE USED to register a “collection” of unpublished works. If you submit 2 or more works on the “Standard Application” the Copyright Office may register only 1 of your works and remove the remaining works from the claim. To register those works you will need to resubmit them using an appropriate application form.
Welcome to the Registration Portal. This is your starting point for all things related to the registration of copyrights.
To get started registering your work, log in to the Electronic Copyright Office (eCO) Registration System at the link below or you may learn more about the different types of works typically registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.Log in to the Electronic Copyright Office (eCO) Registration System
Registration Options During the COVID-19 Pandemic
For information related to the Copyright Office’s operations during the COVID-19 health situation, answers to frequently asked questions, and a list of expanded electronic filing options, visit our coronavirus website.
The Copyright Office has implemented a new group registration option for musical works that are published on the same album. Read more.
In addition, the Office has implemented a separate group registration option for sound recordings, photos, artwork, and liner notes that are published on the same album. Read more.
The Copyright Office has implemented a new group registration option for short online literary works, such as blog entries, social media posts, and short online articles. Read more.
The Copyright Office has implemented a new group registration option for unpublished works. Read more.
Types of Works
Learn more about the types of works that can be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. Select a category below to view helpful resources related to the type of works registered with the U.S. Copyright Office as well as instructions on how to register