Photographers can still upload their photographs for copyright, however no orders will be processed until the U.S. Government re-opens for “business”.
An alert on the Copyright.gov website states, “The U.S. Copyright Office is closed, and www.copyright.gov is not available due to the federal government shutdown effective 12:01 am ET, Tuesday, October 1, 2013. The Public Information Office and the Technical Support Desk of the Copyright Office are also closed.
If you would like to file a copyright registration online, select the Continue to eCO button below. Filing your claim now will help ensure the earliest possible effective date of registration, although copyright registrations will not be processed until the Copyright Office reopens.”