Beginning July 1, 2008, the US Copyright Office is offering online registration of claims to copyright. Online registration through the electronic Copyright Office (eCO) is the preferred way to register basic claims for literary works and photographs. Advantages of online filing include a lower filing fee ($35 instead of $45 per registration); the fastest processing time; online status tracking of your claim; secure payment by credit or debit card, electronic check, or Copyright Office deposit account; and the ability to upload certain categories of deposits directly into eCO as electronic files. To register your claim electronically, go to the Copyright Office website
and click on the "Try Out Our New Online Registration System
" in the left-hand corner.