eCO Online System
File a copyright registration for your work through the Copyright Office online system.
Before using the service, we recommend you first read eCO Acceptable File Types, eCO Tips, eCO FAQs, or eCO Tutorial (PowerPoint) eCO Tutorial (PDF). For recently added features, see eCO Updates.
* Lower filing fee of $35 for a basic claim (for online filings only)
* Fastest processing time
* Online status tracking
* Secure payment by credit or debit card, electronic check, or Copyright Office deposit account
* The ability to upload certain categories of deposits directly into eCO as electronic files
* Available 24 hours a day, except for routine maintenance every Sunday from 12:00 midnight to 6:00 AM Eastern Time
Processing Time: The time the Copyright Office requires to process an application varies, depending on the number of applications the Office is receiving and clearing at the time of submission and the extent of questions associated with the application.
Current Processing Times