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Copyright Registration Service

Welcome to the website of the Copyright Registration Service (CRS). The CRS is a service provided by the Intellectual Property Rights Office (also referred to as the IP Rights Office and the IPRO). The purpose of the CRS is to record and register the creative output of businesses and individuals in order to protect copyright ownership. This website has been developed to allow the originators of creative output to register their work instantly online, without the need for paper forms or postage.

This website can also be used to verify registered works online, using the unique CRS Registration Number ascribed to each registered work. The retrieval of files can also be requested online, should they become subject to a copyright dispute, or should a back-up be required.



The CRS can be used by any individual or organization engaged in the creation of original works which are of value to them, and which they would like to protect from being copied, sold, or subject to any other unauthorised 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 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 work, click here


Pay a Bill

If you need to make a payment to the IP Rights Office you can do so online using a credit or debit card.

To make a payment, click here


Contact Us

If you need to contact the IP Rights Office or have any questions not answered in the FAQ you can contact us via our webform.

To contact us, 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


Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions regarding the IP 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



Affiliate Program

To promote awareness of copyright protection and to encourage more people to take out copyright protection for their work, the IP Rights Office runs an affiliate program whereby webmasters are paid US$10 for every new registrant they refer. The program is free to join and simply requires a webmaster to place one or more special links on their site.

To join the affiliate program, click here


The United States joined the Berne Convention on March 1, 1989


Expecting our 
old site?

The CRS website was given its new look in 2010, but still provides the same valuable information and services

Registration Terms and Conditions

Registered with the IP Rights Office
Copyright Registration Service
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information provided on this website is accurate at the time of writing, the information provided is for general guidance only and is not a substitute for professional legal advice. Always consult a qualified Intellectual Property lawyer operating in your local jurisdiction.