Filing your Application Domestically and Internationally

Copyright Services

Filing your Application Domestically and Internationally

Protect your music, stories, statutes, movies, photographs, art, computer software, logo designs, and all other forms of creative work with a copyright from the Library of Congress.

The advantages of registering a copyright include the following:

  1. Establishes that you are the copyright owner by law;
  2. Allows you to sue infringers in a federal court in your jurisdiction; and
  3. Provides statutory damages in the thousands per incident (damages by law, i.e. you don’t have to prove you have been damaged, the law automatically provides for damages whether you have been damaged or not).

What can you protect?

  • Directories or catalogs, advertising copy
  • Computer programs
  • Website or online materials
  • Photograph
  • Computer programs
  • Art Work
  • Maps
  • Written work such as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, textbooks, reference works or articles
  • Technical Drawings
  • Recorded performance of music or sound
  • Written music & Lyrics
  • Screenplay or Script
  • A Choreographic work
  • A recorded score for a movie or play
  • Feature film or documentary film
  • Animated film, television show, video, or other Audio-Visual Work

What Is Required?

  • The work must be original
  • The work must be creative
  • You are the author/creator, or acquired rights from the author/creator
  • The work is in tangible form (you can hold or touch it)

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