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Copyright Law Web Sites
Catalog of Copyright Entries before 1978 through Google
Search through copies of all scanned volumes of pre-1978 Catalog of Copyright Entries.
Catalog of Copyright Entries pre 1978
Records of copyright ownership from the United States Copyright Office for the period from July 1891 through December 1977. The volumes are being digitized in reverse chronological order starting with 1977.
Copyright Catalog (1978 to present)
Search copyright registrations for all works dating from January 1, 1978, to the present, as well as renewals and recorded documents.
Copyright Virtual Card Catalog
The catalog enables users to identify original copyright registration records and other U.S. Copyright Office records from 1870 through 1977.
Directory of Designated Agents
Find the designated agent of a service provider that is hosting claimed infringing material to send a notification of claimed infringement.
Fair Use Index
A searchable database of court opinions, including a brief summary of the facts, the relevant question(s) presented, and the court’s determination as to whether the contested use was fair.
Guide to Searching the Copyright Office Catalog post 1978
Copyright registrations for all works dating from January 1, 1978, to the present, as well as renewals and recorded documents, are accessible through the Copyright Office online records catalog.
Taking the Mystery out of Copyright
A short video of Cop E. Wright telling a group of teens the basics of U.S. Copyright Law.
Institutional Copyright Specialist
Janet Tillman, "Miss T."
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