Learn about the basics of copyright law, search copyright records and register your own creative works through Copyright.gov.
Copyright.gov administers the copyright laws in the United States of America and offers services and support to authors and users of creative works. The goal is to provide resources to help copyright owners understand the law and the registration process.
The Copyright.gov acts as a conduit for the Library of Congress, providing certain works of authorship, known as copyright deposits, to the Library for its collections. The Copyright Office also administers provisions of law related to statutory licensing, helping manage and distribute royalties as required by law.
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