Copyright Registration by Regular Mail
All applications for copyright registration must contain the following information:
The name and a complete address of the owner of the copyright: some authors prefer to use pen names, rather than their real names, on their published works. You may include your pen name on your application for registration, but you must also give your full legal name. This is necessary because, without your legal name, it would be difficult to determine the full duration of the copyright, i.e., your lifetime plus a minimum of 50 years.
A declaration that the applicant is one of the following: the author of the work; the owner of the copyright in the work; an assignee of the copyright; or a person to whom an interest in the copyright has been granted by licence.
The title of the work.
The name of the author/s.
Please read the instructions on this page carefully if you wish to submit your work using the hand delivered mail system.
- All copyright registrations are one-off payments, there are no additional or top up payments.
- Copyright lasts for the lifetime of the author / composer plus a minimum of fifty (50) years.
- Songrite Copyright Registration Service is recognised and accepted in more than 177 (one hundred and seventy seven) countries world-wide.
The four steps required to successfully submit your work:
- Complete the appropriate registration form CR3a, CR3-m- or CR3X. Forms can be seen and downloaded here = CR3 Forms.
- Make sure your work is fixed in a tangible form. Example; CD, Sound recording, manuscript, Lyric sheets, etc.
- Put into one envelope or package the following three items:
- Finally - Send the complete sealed package to this address:
Songrite Copyright Office UK,
St. Asaph, LL17 0BN,
Your completed package should contain the following;
- A completed application form CR3a or CR3m or CR3X.
- The correct Fee (cheque or international money order).
You can also pay by PayPal, please contact us and we will arrange an invoice to be sent to you
- A legible and or audible copy of the work to be registered
If you wish to submit your work using our online submissions service please go to this page Online Direct.
Safeguarding Personal Information:
Protecting your privacy is important to us. We do not share, sell or exchange names email addresses or any other personally identifying information about our members or clients to any other organisation or agency.
The information that you disclose to Songrite Copyright Registration Office as a member or a postal client, is stored on our servers in a password-protected, personal account. To ensure maximum security, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology and data encryption software, to provide secure communication over the Internet. The SSL is engaged during any interaction in which you enter personal information. All information is stored behind a secure computer firewall, a barrier that prevents outsiders from accessing our servers. Privacy:
The information contained within this site is offered as a consideration to visitors and at no time should the information be construed as legal advice; for all legal matters, we encourage our clients to seek the assistance of an attorney. The Copyright Office is not responsible for policing, or checking on registered works and their use, and cannot guarantee that the legitimacy of ownership or originality in a work registered by Songrite will never be questioned.
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