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You may register up to 10 unpublished works on the same application, but YOU MUST SELECT the new application for a “Group of Unpublished Works.” Click here if you need help finding the application for a “Group of Unpublished Works,” and click here to watch a video that provides step-by-step instructions for completing this application.

Registration Options During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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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.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING REGISTERING A GROUP OF UNPUBLISHED WORKS

You may register up to 10 unpublished works on the same application, but YOU MUST SELECT the new application for a “Group of Unpublished Works.”


Click here if you need help finding the application for a “Group of Unpublished Works,” and click here to watch a video that provides step-by-step instructions for completing this application.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The “Standard Application” MAY NOT BE USED to register a “collection” of unpublished works.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.

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Copyright Office Implements Online Application for Supplementary Registration

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On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office implemented an online application requirement for supplementary registration. In most cases, applicants are now required to submit an online application in order to correct or amplify the information set forth in a basic registration. The application may be accessed through the Office’s online registration system. The Office will accept a Form CA only to correct or amplify a renewal registration, GATT registration, or group registration for nonphotographic databases. If an applicant attempts to use a paper application to supplement any other type of registration, the Office will require the applicant to re-submit the application online, requiring payment of a new filing fee. This delay will affect the effective date of registration.

Copyright Office Implements Online Application for Group Registration of Contributions to Periodicals

On July 31, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office implemented an online application requirement for group registration of contributions to periodicals. Applicants are now required to submit an online application in order to register a claim in a group of contributions to periodicals, such as articles, photographs, illustrations published in a newspaper, magazine, or journal. The application may be accessed through the Office’s online registration system. If an applicant attempts to use a paper application to register a group of contributions to periodicals, the Office will require the applicant to re-submit the application online, requiring the payment of a new filing fee. This delay will affect the effective date of registration. More information about this registration procedure and a tutorial may be found here.

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Group Registration of Short Online Literary Works (GRTX)

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.

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Read more about the new group registration option for unpublished works.

Welcome to the Registration Portal. This is your starting point for all things related to the registration of copyrights. Choose a category below to find out more about the different works typically registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.

Literary Works

Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Articles, Periodicals

Performing Arts

Music, Lyrics, Sound Recordings, Scripts, Stage Plays

Visual Arts

Artwork, Illustrations, Jewelry, Fabric, Architecture

Other Digital Content

Computer Programs, Databases, Blogs, Websites

Motion Pictures

Movies, TV Shows, Video Games, Animation, Videos

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Photographs

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News Photos, Selfies, Wedding Photos, Family Photos