eCO: The Electronic Copyright Office

By Andrew Hudson  November 1, 2013

The U.S. Copyright Office provides an online registration service, called “eCO” for Electronic Copyright Office. The address is

Advantages include:

  • 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 filesAvailable 24 hours a day, except for routine maintenance every Sunday from 12:00 midnight to 6:00 AM Eastern Time

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