Copyright Registration: Protect Your Creative Work
Copyright is a form of legal protection under U.S. law (Title 17, U.S. Code) that provides you with the
exclusive legal rights to control your original creative works.
You can register
- Written Work
- Sound Recordings
- Visual Arts & Design
- Screenplays & Scripts
- Music & Lyrics
- Logo Artwork
- Film & Video
- Computer Programs
- Technical Works
- And More
When You Register a Copyright
- Your copyrighted work may not be copied, reproduced, distributed or publicly displayed without your permission.
- You establish a public record with the U.S. government of your claim of ownership of the material registered.
- To prove or enforce your ownership, registration with the U.S. Copyright Office is required in order to sue someone who has copied your original work.
- Your copyright registration is effective on the date that the complete application package is received by the Copyright Office.