Copyright Office Expands Electronic Submission Options

Written April 9, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Copyright Office is expanding its capabilities to receive electronic submissions for Office services.

To assist persons who may be unable to send physical mail during the national emergency, the Office is now permitting submissions by email for certain services, including filing notices of termination for recordation, requests for reconsideration of refusals to register, and requests for removal of personally identifiable information from the public record. 

The Office has provided a list of current physical and electronic submission options for various services, including the new options implemented in response to the national emergency, on its website.  This page will be updated as electronic options are introduced or modified.