Pilot Program for Bulk Submission of Copyright Registration Applications


The U.S. Copyright Office is commencing a pilot program that will allow for the bulk submission of copyright registration applications in certain limited types of literary works. Specifically, at this time, the pilot program is limited to claims to single literary works that have a single author, where all content that appears in the work was created and is owned solely by that single author. Applicants that participate in the pilot will be required to provide author, title, and other pertinent information for each work they submit; upload a copy of each work; and pay the appropriate filing fee. But they will be able to bypass the Office’s online interface and transmit their claims directly into the electronic registration system, instead of filing them on an individual basis.


The U.S. Copyright Office requests that parties interested in participating in the Pilot Program for Bulk Submission of Copyright Registration Applications note their interest in the form below. Please include a description of the type of works sought to be registered, as well as anticipated volume, and the Office will contact you.

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