Oct 20, 2018
Did you know…?
When you register your copyright in a work with the U.S. Copyright Office, you are making a public record.
All the information you provide on your copyright registration is available to the public and will be available on the Internet, including your phone number.
*Registration with Paper Form
The fee for a basic copyright registration using one of the printed forms is $85 payable by check or money order, to the U.S. Copyright Office. Fortunately, most writers are now filing by using the internet. Internet filing is not as expensive.
Claims to copyright for published and unpublished poetry can be registered as “literary works” in the Copyright Office.
Published collections of poetry and all other copyrightable elements of a unit of publication can be registered on a single application with a single fee if all the poems are owned by the same copyright claimant.
Unpublished collections of two or more poems can be registered on a single application with a single fee and a deposit of one complete copy or phono record of the collection.
For more information, contact the following:
U.S. Copyright Office
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20559-6000
(202) 707-3000* or Copyright.gov
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