U. S.
Copyright Forms

Protect Your Work through the
U. S. Copyright Office

To register a manuscript with the U. S. Office of Copyright, use Form TX.  (If you are the only author and copyright holder and the work is new, you may use Short Form TX.)  Freelance journalists may want to register their collected works every 90 days and save over individual registration fees.  Use Forms GR/CP and TX to do this.

You must file within 90 days of publication for maximum statutory protection, but even delayed filings provide additional valuable protection for your works.  The fee for filing either TX form is $30.  There is no additional fee for filing GR/CP with a TX form. 

U. S. Copyright Forms


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