Due to the lapse in government funding, the U.S. Copyright Office is closed effective 12:01 AM, February 09, 2018. As such, the Office is unable to update the information provided on this website, respond to inquiries or process transactions. All registration submissions will be accepted for the purpose of securing date of receipt. Please note that Copyright Office offices will be closed to the public, and all normal business activity will resume when the government reopens.


For site security and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, deny service, otherwise cause damage or access non-public information. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the United States criminal code (18 U.S.C. 1030). Information regarding possible violations of law may be provided to law enforcement officials.

Privacy: Copyright Public Records

Personally identifying information, such as your address, telephone number, and email address, that is submitted on the registration application becomes part of the public record. Some information will be viewable in the Copyright Office’s on line databases that are available on the Internet. For this reason, you should provide only the information requested. Please do NOT provide any additional personal information that is not requested, such as your social security number or your driver’s license number. (Read more on privacy.)