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721.9 (A) Identifying the Type of Work

721.9 (A) Identifying the Type of Work


Submitting an online application through the U.S. Copyright Office’s electronic registration system is the preferred way to register a computer program. The first step in completing the online application is to select the type of work that the applicant intends to register. In the case of a computer program, the applicant should select Literary Work from the drop down menu marked Type of Work.


When submitting a paper application, Form TX should be used to register a claim to copyright in a computer program.