Group Registration for Two-Dimensional Artwork

The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing a group registration option for published two-dimensional artwork, to be known as GR2D. Representative examples of works that would be eligible for GR2D include paintings, illustrations, sketches, collages, cartoons, character artwork, logos, commercial art, textile designs, and representational or abstract artwork.

To qualify for this option, each two-dimensional pictorial or graphic work in the group must be created by the same author, and the author must be named as the copyright claimant for each one. The works must be published within a thirty-day period, and up to ten works may be included in each submission. Applicants will be required to complete an online application and upload a digital copy of each work to the electronic registration system.