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Best Business Practices for Photographers, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by John Harrington

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Chapter 32

Using eCO for Online Registrations

In Chapter 31, I addressed the copyright registration of your work at length. When previous editions of this book were written, I recommended that the best practice for group registrations was to use the paper Form VA, rather than the (then) new Electronic Copyright Office, or eCO. My primary reason for doing so was that for many photographers, using the Group Registration option was the most effective and efficient manner of getting their work registered, and eCO was not set up to accept group registrations.

Because the Copyright Office has evolved and now allows you to file group registrations using their online system, I recommend using eCO; however, the paper Form VA continues to work just fine ...

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