FAQ

Where do I start?

Are you new to RightsClick? The first step is to give us some information about at least some of your works. Go to “Portfolio” on the left side of the home screen. Then create a new “Project,” which is like a folder. Then add your works, which we call “Titles” to the appropriate “Project.” Once you have done that, you can use our tools to help submit one of those works for registration or run an Infringement Assessment. And then you can choose enforcement actions if you would like.

Am I giving my rights to RightsClick?

No!! RightsClick, Inc. is here to help you make your rights meaningful for YOU, not take them away! All RightsClick needs is your permission to do what you want to do – like store a copy of your work (privately) or send a Cease-and-Desist letter that includes a copy of your work. The details are in the Terms of Service. 

What about the deposit copies for the Copyright Office?

If you use RightsClick to help submit an application for copyright registration, you will have to upload a copy of your work. We will use that to submit the deposit copy that is required as part of the application. Any extra copies made as part of the process of submitting the application will be deleted – the only copy that stays is the one you uploaded. RightsClick will never make any copies of your work publicly available.

Do I have to submit physical copies to the Copyright Office for registration?

RightsClick can only assist with applications that can be processed with digital deposit copies. Certain published works require physical deposits. See guidelines here to know whether you need to submit physical copies.

I need help understanding all the legal jargon.

Click “Learn” on the left side of the page for a glossary of key legal terms. We did our best to write them in understandable English.

Is RightsClick providing legal advice?

No. RightsClick is designed to help you manage your portfolio, primarily by storing and keeping track of facts relevant to copyright law; to help you understand the law and what it means in practice; and to help you with enforcement actions you choose to take. Nothing in the suite of tools should be considered legal advice. The material is there to provide you with information to consider. And when in doubt, we always recommend contacting an attorney.

What is your refund policy on filing fees?

Filing fees are a combination of fees set by the Copyright Office plus our fees for processing your claims. If we commit an error that requires refiling of a registration application or a CCB claim, we will redo the filing at no additional cost to you.  We cannot provide refunds in circumstances in which you commit an error, or if the Copyright Office rejects an application for registration or if the CCB rejects a small claim at their discretion. For specific complaints and requests for refunds, please write to Admin@rightsclick.com. You can send compliments and suggestions there, too!