Copyright is a form of legal protection provided for original works of authorship by the U.S. Copyright Office once the work is transformed into a tangible form. Only the original author of the work claims the right to ownership, unless the rights of work were transferred through an agreement with the author. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed.

The copyright process requires the submission of the creators completed Intellectual Property.

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Copyrightable works include:

  • Books, literature, manuscripts, poems, and dissertations. 
  • Sound Only, Musicals and CD’s
  • Music and Lyrics, Screenplays and choreographic work
  • Films/Audio Visual, Movies, DVD’s
  • Photographs, Paintings and Logos
  • Architectural Works and Schematics
  • Computer Programs and Websites: (You must submit the first 25 pages and last 25 pages of the Source Code).

*Please see acceptable file extensions when submitting an electronic copy your completed work (.jpg, .mp3, .doc.pdf, .mov) etc, with the application.