Registering Your Photographs With the U. S. Copyright Office


You must register your photographs with the U. S. Copyright Office in order to file a copyright lawsuit in federal court and to possibly be eligible for statutory damages, court costs, and legal fees. Registration can be done by mail or online at This chapter of Photo Repo covers the actual online registration process for registering groups of published or unpublished photographs. Topics include:

  • Registration Preparation
  • Requirements to Register a Group of Photographs
  • Step-by-Step Registration Process
  • Creating the Required Title List