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U.S. Copyright Forms
The most commonly used copyright forms created by the U.S. Copyright Office are available below. You may complete all the copyright forms online and print them on your printer. The copyright forms are available in PDF format and are best viewed with the latest, free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.
All forms submitted to the Copyright Office must be clear, legible, and on good quality 8.5-inch by 11-inch white paper. The office produces completed registration certificates by scanning the submitted applications. Thus, poorly printed applications will result in poor-quality registration certificates.
We recommend that you consult with a copyright attorney before filing any copyright forms.
NOTE: Filing fees are effective through June 30, 2002. After that date, please check this website or call (202) 707-3000 for the latest fee information.
U.S. Copyright Office Copyright Forms
|Form TX||For published or unpublished non-dramatic literary works.|
|Form TX with instructions|| |
|Short Form TX||Simplified version of Form TX|
|Form PA||For published or unpublished works of the performing arts|
|Form PA with instructions|| |
|Short Form PA|| |
|Form SR||For published or unpublished sound recordings|
|Form SR with instructions|| |
|Form VA||For published or unpublished works of the visual arts.|
|Form VA with instructions|| |
|Short Form VA|| |
|Form GR/PPh/CON||with instructions - Group registration of photographs continuation sheet|
|Form SE||For serials (newspapers, magazines, newsletters, annuals, journals, etc.)|
|Form SE with instructions|| |
|Short Form SE|| |
|Form SE/Group||For registration of a group of serials|
|Form G/DN||Non Fill-in version - For registration of a group of daily newspapers|
|Form RE||For claims to renewal of copyright|
|Form RE with instructions|| |
|Form RE/CON||Continuation form to be used only in conjunction with RE application form|
|Addendum to Form RE||For all works published between January 1, 1964, and December 31, 1977, that were Not Registered during their first 28-year term|
|Form GATT||For restored works under the URAA|
|Form GATT/GRP||GATT group registration form|
|Form GATT/CON||Continuation form to be used only in conjunction with GATT application form|
|Form MW with instructions||Non Fill-in version - For registration of mask works which is fixed in a semiconductor chip product.|
|Form MW/CON||Non Fill-in version - Continuation sheet to be used only in conjunction with MW application form|
|Form CA||To correct an error or amplify the information given in a registration|
|Form CON||Continuation sheet to be used only in conjunction with basic application Forms CA, PA, SE, SR, TX, and VA only|
|Form GR/CP||Non Fill-in version - An adjunct application to be used for a group of contributions to periodicals in addition to an application Form TX, PA, VA|
Important Printing Instructions:
- Print forms head to head (top of page 2 is directly behind the top of page 1).
- Use BOTH SIDES of a single sheet of paper. (Note: Short forms are one-sided.)
- Dot-matrix printer copies are not acceptable.
- Inkjet printer copies require enlarging if you use the Shrink to Fit Page option.
- To achieve best results, use a Laser Printer.
- For more information, read Printing Solutions for PDF forms.
The U.S. Copyright Office copyright forms are online.