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Copyright and Music: How to Register a Work for Copyright

Register Your Work through the U.S. Copyright Office

You can register a work through the U.S. Copyright Office electronically or by paper.

 Registering a Copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office

Make Sure Your Application Will Be Acceptable

Copyright Registration for Musical Compositions 

• Copyright Registration for Sound Recordings

Paper Forms

 

                *****REGISTER YOUR WORK*****

Fees, Transfers, etc.

The following circulars and factsheets from the U.S. Copyright Office can answer many of your questions about copyright:

What is the cost of registering?

      Current Fees

Can a copyright be transfered?

      Recordation and Transfers

Can a copyright be renewed?

      Renewal of Copyright

What is the duration of copyright?

      Duration of Copyright

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Lucille Little Fine Arts Library
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