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Government Documents - Congress, Laws, and Legislation: Copyright Office

This guide provides information about how to find laws, legislative history, U.S. Congressional publications, and the publications of Congressional agencies.

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About the agency

The Copyright Office was established in the Library of Congress in 1870. It is the official registrar of copyrights in the U.S. Its mission is "to promote creativity by administering and sustaining an effective national copyright system."

Internet resources

Our holdings

Government Documents has a partial collection of Copyright Office publications.

Catalog of copyright entries (LC 3.6/6:)

Annual report of the Register of Copyrights for the fiscal year ending ... (GOVD Fiche LC 3.1:)

We also have many handbooks, guides, and general publications about copyright law, registering copyrights, and searching for them.

Copyright law of the United States

Subject Guide

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