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Copyright Registration

Use this page to register your work for international copyright protection. To begin the registration process, please enter the email address you would like to use on your account below. Your email address will not be disclosed to any third parties and will not be used for any purpose other than to contact you about your registration.

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What can be registered?

You can register any original creative work which has been recorded in an electronic format, including:

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Non-fiction
  • Scripts
  • Music
  • Lyrics
  • Photographs
  • Drawings
  • Websites
  • Graphics
  • Computer programs
  • or any other recorded creative work...


  What countries are covered?

Registering your work provides copyright protection in all nations which are signatories to the Berne Convention. This includes [scroll down for full list]:


Before beginning the registration process, make sure you have access to an electronic version of the work you wish to register, and that it is in an accepted format (click here for a list of accepted formats). There is an administration charge for each work or file registered, which can be paid online by credit or debit card, so please also ensure that you have to hand an accepted method of payment (see below). For details on options and charges, please click here.




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


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Registration Terms and Conditions

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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.