People often tell me that they find the procedure for registering scripts with the Copyright Office to be confusing. I certainly agree that the procedure is not as straightforward as it could be. But to make it alleviate this confusion, this post will explain, with screen grabs from each step of the procedure, how to register your script.
UPDATE: I’ve put up a video showing how to register a screenplay. You can watch it here.
That’s it. See, it’s not so hard. This example will work for most script copyright registrations. However, pay attention. You may have some answers that are different. If so, it shouldn’t be so hard that you can’t figure out the changes to make.
If you are having trouble viewing the page, you can download the slides as a PowerPoint here. How to Register a Script with the Copyright Office