U.S. Copyright Office Forms
| Beginning this summer of 2007, enhanced versions of our forms will be available. These forms will be programmed with special, scannable barcodes that contain the information you type into the form. With new scanning software, the Office will be able to process these forms faster and more efficiently. Check back at this website for availability of the new versions.
Copyright Office application forms are available in PDF format and are best viewed with the latest, free Adobe Acrobat Reader program. For best results, fill in the form on-screen and then print it. To save forms, you must use the full version of Adobe Acrobat.
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.
If you have difficulty downloading or printing forms, you may also request Forms by Mail or by phone (202) 707-9100 (not toll-free).
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.
|Preregistration — For certain works that have had a history of prerelease infringement
Electronic Form PRE
|Licensing Electronic Funds Transfer Form - For use by statutory licensees to receive refund payments via electronic funds transfer