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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Where Form 5495 Copyright

Instructions and Help about Where Form 5495 Copyright

I'm John Harrington, author of the book "Best Business Practices for Photographers" and "More Best Business Practices for Photographers." We are here on Capitol Hill, right next to the Library of Congress, where we normally go to do our registrations in person. This entire video walks you through step by step how to use the electronic Copyright Office in order to do a registration of published images. You'll need a spreadsheet, and we have provided that spreadsheet at a URL below. Now, this example is of a group registration of published images. Separately, we're going to do a video that will show you how to do a series of unpublished images, so stay tuned for that. We use Photo Mechanic and Microsoft Excel in order to do this process. Once you've watched the video, you may find that there is a solution that actually works better with the applications that you're using. So, that's fine. I'd like to thank noted copyright expert Jeff Sedlec and Jeff Suarez for the ideas that provided fodder for this system. The system takes less than an hour to do from beginning to end to register thousands of images. So, if you're doing it every month, it's about an hour a month. While we live and work here in Washington, DC, it's now actually easier for us to use the ECO to register our images than to do it in person. Don't worry, get your images registered now and moving forward, and then as you're more comfortable with your images and the registration process, you can go backwards and do them that way. Now we've shortened the duration of this video so that you don't have to watch progress bars as we're doing it. But the reality is that it does take about an hour, maybe...