Copyright Application for Literary Works: A Tutorial

Copyright Registration is the Best Practice for a Successful Creative Career

Mistakes in the Application Process Can Undermine Your Rights

The notion of instant copyright protection at the time of creation misleads the community of writers and artists into a false sense of security.

Copyright registration with the U.S. Copyright Office is the best single thing you can do to protect your work from copyists and infringers — even if you are not a U.S. citizen or a U.S. resident.

A copyright registration is most effective when the application is completed correctly.

Make Sure Your Registration is Enforceable

This 20-minute, comprehensive tutorial breaks down the copyright application for literary works into easy to understand steps to ensure an enforceable registration.

In addition to a detailed explanation of the application, this tutorial will:

  • take you through each of the 14 steps in the application process
  • offer guidance on how to avoid rejection from the Copyright Office
  • give tips on how to save money on filing fees

After you’ve moved seamlessly through the application, you will feel confident that you’ve done it correctly and your creative work is protected.

Be the Guardian of Your Creations

With something as important as copyright registration, especially when you don’t do it very often, it can be easy to forget the nuances of the application process. Refer to this video whenever you are ready to file your copyright application for literary works.

Remember to include the copyright application process in your workflow to make sure your registration is timely and enforceable.

Only you can protect your creative work.

Get the protection you need.

Let this tutorial help.