How do you copyright a document?

How do you copyright a document?

You can file online with the copyright office and pay a $35 fee, or you can register your work by submitting a Form CO and a non-returnable copy of your work along with a $50 fee. Keep in mind that if you register online, the Library of Congress still needs hard copies of a “best edition” of your work.

Can I put copyright on my documents?

You can place the copyright symbol on any original piece of work you have created. The normal format would be to include alongside the copyright symbol the year of first publication and the name of the copyright holder, however there are no particular legal requirements regarding this.

Where do you go to make sure a document is copyrighted?

When you want to register your copyright in the US, you need to hit up From there, click on the link to “register copyrights” and you’ll be taken to a page with a link to the eCO system – this is where you do the registration.

How much does it cost to copyright a document?

The standard filing fee for electronic registration is $65 for basic claims. However, the filing fee is $45 if you reg- ister one work, not made for hire, and you are the only author and claimant. To access electronic registration, go to the Copyright Office’s website at

How long does it take to get copyright certificate?

Copyright registration is effective on the date the U.S. Copyright Office receives the completed application and appropriate fees. When you file for copyright, you will receive an email confirming your application has been received. On average, it takes about 3 months for a copyright to be registered.

Where did the ? come from?

History. A smiling and steaming pile of poo emoji first appeared in the set of 90 emoji for the J-Phone released in 1997. Public exposure to this set was limited by high device costs. J-Phone subsequently became Vodafone Japan, and is now known as SoftBank Mobile.