Copyright Registration Service
Welcome to the Copyright Registration Service
This service is provided by the Intellectual Property Rights Office to enable works to be registered for copyright protection online. Once registered, works are protected internationally across all 181 nations that have signed the Berne Convention.
This site is provided for works created in the United States. If your work was not created in the United States, please click here.
Information and services
The Copyright Registration Service can be used by any individual or organization engaged in the creation of original works which are of value to them, which they would like to protect from being copied, sold, or subject to any other unauthorized use by another party. This includes writers, musicians, artists, photographers, computer programmers, and others. Any work stored in an accepted electronic data format can be registered through this website, be it textual, audio, or visual.
To register a work, click here
If you have seen a work citing a CRS Registration Number and would like to verify that the registration is genuine and relates to the work and the individual/organization in question you can confirm this using our online verification system.
To verify a work, click here
If your registered work has become subject to a copyright dispute, or if you have lost your own copy and would like a working back-up, you can make a retrieval request instantly online. Your file will be returned to you, with documentation supporting your date of registration if necessary.
To retrieve a registered work, click here
If you have any questions regarding the Intellectual Property Rights Office or the Copyright Registration Service please see our FAQ section, which contains answers to people's most common questions.
To access the FAQ, click here
If you need to make a payment to the Intellectual Property Rights Office you can do so online using a credit or debit card.
To make a payment, click here
To promote awareness of copyright protection and to encourage more people to take out copyright protection for their work, the Intellectual Property Rights Office runs an affiliate program whereby webmasters are paid US$10 for every new registrant they refer.
To join the affiliate program, click here