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1401 What This Chapter Covers

1401 What This Chapter Covers


To seek a copyright registration for a work of authorship, an applicant must submit a completed application, deposit copy(ies), and filing fee.


This Chapter provides a general overview of the types of applications that may be used to register or preregister a work of authorship created or first published on or after January 1, 1978. It also discusses the filing fees for applying to register or preregister a work. For a detailed discussion of the U.S. Copyright Office’s registration practices, see the following chapters:


• For information on how to complete an application for a basic registration, see Chapter 600.


• For information on how to complete an application for a group registration, see Chapter 1100.


• For information on how to complete an application to register a mask work or vessel design, see Chapters 1200 and 1300.


• For information on how to complete an application for a preregistration, see Chapter 1600.


• For information on how to complete an application for a supplementary registration, see Chapter 1800.


• For information on how to complete an application for a renewal registration, see Chapter 2100.


• For information concerning the deposit requirements, see Chapter 1500.