“To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times
to authors and inventors
the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries”
(U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8)
Welcome to the U.S. Copyright Office
The Office's mission is: "To promote creativity by administering
and sustaining an effective national copyright system."
Welcome to the U.S. Copyright Office. We in the Copyright Office are proud to be part of a long tradition of promoting progress of the arts and protection for the works of authors. We are also excited about the reengineering of our operations. Our goal is to make major improvements in our public services and a key part of this initiative is providing the opportunity to register your works online via our website.
Our homepage has been created with the desire to serve the copyright community
of creators and users, as well as the general public. Here you will find
information about our online registration option
and other news about reengineering; all our key publications
including informational circulars; application
copyright registration; links to the copyright law and
to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations; a link to our
online copyright records cataloged since 1978; news
of what the Office is doing, including business process reengineering
plans, Congressional testimony, and press
releases; our latest regulations; and
much more. We hope you will find what you are looking for here and
perhaps learn something new. Our goal is to provide the best public
service and the best quality product. We welcome your comments.
Register of Copyrights
Copyright Office, A Brief History and Overview
of service and Location
about the U.S. Copyright Office
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