Register Your Work: Registration Portal

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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

Notices

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The Copyright Office has implemented a new group registration option for unpublished works.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

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Literary Works


Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Articles, Periodicals


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Performing Arts


Music, Lyrics, Sound Recordings, Scripts, Stage Plays


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Visual Arts


Artwork, Illustrations, Jewelry, Fabric, Architecture


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Other Digital Content


Computer Programs, Databases, Blogs, Websites


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Motion Pictures


Movies, TV Shows, Video Games, Animation, Videos


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Photographs


News Photos, Selfies, Wedding Photos, Family Photos


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