Copyright protection only costs $35 Reply

Copyright protection for your songs, photos, poems and other creative work is not expensive – it only costs $35 to register online with the US Copyright Office.  And to make the deal even sweeter… it’s possible to register multiple pieces at once.35

[**NOTE** US Copyright Office registration fee increased to $55 for some applications on 5/1/2014.  For more information about the fee increase click here]

How do you do this?  The first step to registering multiple pieces is to have them organized in a way that will allow you to upload them quickly and easily to the US Copyright office website when you are completing the electronic copyright registration form online.  Basically, the $35 buys you one hour of time to upload your work.  One hour should be plenty of time to upload a collection of songs or a series of photographs.  If you prepare properly, it’s possible to upload over 2,000 photographs within the hour… which is less than 2¢ a picture.

It’s a good idea to watch the tutorial provided by the US Copyright Office on how to complete the online registration process (eCO Tutorial) before you start your registration.

–> (Note: US Copyright Office fees are subject to change).

Good Luck!

BY: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M.

for more on copyright –> blog posts on other copyright topics at; U.S. Copyright Office’s website; U.S. Copyright Office’s online registration system (eCO); U.S. Copyright Office fees; and

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