Did you submit your copyright registration application with the U.S. Copyright Office and then realize you had an error? Can you fix it?
That’s exactly what Leanne wanted to know!
By the end of this video, you’ll know:
- Why it’s important to understand the requirements of each application type before you start filling it out
- My one suggestion to try to re-open her application to fix her copyright registration application error
- How you can get step-by-step instructions for each application type
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This week’s question comes to us from Leanne. Leanne asks,
Hi Kiff. I watched your videos regarding copyright registration, thank you.
Just a quick question. I was uploading 10 previously unpublished works, it’s just 2D art in the visual arts category. And when I got to the final page where I was to upload the work, I thought it was going to be uploaded the artwork one at a time because it said the title of just the first one.
I uploaded the artwork for just the first of the 10 and then clicked submit. And realize that I’ve now submitted the whole application. But it doesn’t have the images for the other nine in that collection.
So I’m wondering what my options are. I don’t see any information on their website. I’m wondering if there’s a possibility to go back into the application. It does say that there’s an open case now.
So if you know, in your experience if we can go back in after we’ve submitted, if we can add the additional photos that would be great. Thanks for your help.
Hey Leanne, so sorry to hear about your little snafu, in the copyright registration system.
There are specific requirements for how you need to title, how you the files, and everything for a group of unpublished works.
So number one, I would make sure that you followed all of those step-by-step instructions. And if you aren’t aware of what they are, we do cover exactly how to do all of that and what the requirements are in the copyright registration course.
But to your particular snafu, what I would do is call the Copyright Office Public Information Officer at 1-877-476-0778. And I would, when I call them and have your application number handy. And I would tell them what happened and about your copyright registration application error. And see if they can do anything, they might tell you you’re SOL.
But that would be the only idea that I would have of how to try to get that application back open. So that you can continue to upload the other nine works that you were trying to register on the application. So that would be my suggestion.
Hopefully, it will work. And again, for future applications, if you’ve got questions about how to do that, we go through step-by-step each different application type, that you can register in the course.
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