Presentation on theme: "How to Register a Script with the U.S. Copyright Office These slides will show the pages that a person fills out when registering a script with the U.S."— Presentation transcript:
How to Register a Script with the U.S. Copyright Office These slides will show the pages that a person fills out when registering a script with the U.S. Copyright Office. You can use this as an example when you fill yours out. This works for a script with a single author. If you have multiple authors, its pretty much the same thing, except for the additional authors added.
You start with this page. Click on the Register a New Claim link.
Click on the Start Registration button at the top.
All you need to know here is to select Work of the Performing Arts in the drop down box.
Put the title of the work in the box above. Here the title is Testing 123.
Most likely, your script has not been published, so you can answer the question, NO. The year of completion is self-explanatory. NOTE: Published does not mean that you sent it out to agents or producers.
Put your name as the author and say No to the Work for Hire question. If you think you want to file anonymously or pseudonymously, click on the help buttons on the page which will answer your question
For most scripts, the appropriate box is the text box only.
You are typically the claimant, so put your name and address. Use a P.O. box if you want your address private.
If this is your first registration and the script is entirely original, then leave this page blank. If your script is based on someone elses material than indicate that in the other box (e.g., Story by Charles Dickens)
This is just going to be your name and address again
AGAIN, JUST PUT YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS
Put the address you want the certificate mailed to.
You typically wont need Special Handling so you can leave the page blank
On this page, just check the box and write your name.
At the end, you get this Review page where you can look over everything before submitting. Notice the Save Template button. If you save this as a template, you can use it in the future and only have to change the title of the work and the year of completion.