Photo Attorney

Nov 20, 2008

How To Register Your Copyrights Using eCO

Readers of my blog know the importance of registering their photographs. The old way included paper forms and putting copies of your photos on media. But to make the process even easier, the US Copyright Office recently started offering the opportunity to register your copyrights online and upload your photos from there.

Using the electronic copyright office system ("eCO"), you can register your photographs quickly and with less work. Currently, you will get your registration certificates back from the office in weeks rather than months using the old-fashioned method.

To help you navigate through the new system, you can follow my article that includes step-by-step instructions and screen shots of my actual registration of some of my photographs. Registering your copyrights is one of the best ways to protect your work.