What Type of Works can be Copyrighted?

  • Lyrics (Only)
  • Books, Literature, Manuscripts, Poems, Screenplays, Dissertations
  • Music & Lyrics, Sound Recordings, CD’s
  • Movies, DVD’s, films
  • Lyrics and Music
  • Artworks, Paintings. Photographs
  • Architectural works
  • Computer Programs (First 25 pages and last 25 pages of Source Code is needed)
  • Websites (First 25 pages and last 25 pages of Source Code is needed)

*NOTE: Not all original works will be qualified as an official copyright registration, for example, short phrases, words, and slogans deemed lacking sufficient artistic expression.  In certain instances, registration by the U.S. Copyright Office or publication of work is not required in order for the author to secure a copyright.  However, there are significant benefits to federal copyright registration, which include the pursuit of legal action in cases of infringement or unauthorized copying of the work