Frequently Asked Questions

What is copyright registration?

Last Updated: January 18, 2007 3:01 PM

Copyright registration is a legal formality intended to make a public record of the basic facts of a particular copyright. However, registration is not a condition of copyright protection. Even though registration is not a requirement for protection, the copyright law provides several inducements or advantages to encourage copyright owners to make registration. Registration can only be done through the U.S. Copyright Office.