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Other Sources of Information

The U.S. Copyright Office web page is an excellent startingpoint for researching copyright records. 

There are a number of finding aids and indexes posted that can be of help to a researcher.  Guide to Searching the Catalog of Copyright Entries - Records of Copyright Ownership from July 1891 to December 1977 and Guide to Searching the Copyright Office Catalog (Registrations and Recorded Documents from1978 to the Present introduce a user to the finer point of searching.  There is also access to Copyright Office publications. 

The Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, 3d ed. (2014) is available on the web page in PDF format.

Other helpful websites:

Agencies, Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations

The web pages of organizations are excellent sources of information.  These pages provide links to reports, legislation, cases and other informative resources.

         American Bar Association

              Committee on Cyberspace Law

              Section of Intellectual Property

         American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)

              Common Music Licensing Terms

         Association of American Publishers

         Association of Research Libraries. Copyright and Intellectual Property

         BMI (an American performing rights organization that represents approximately 300,000 songwriters,

               composers and  music publishers.)

         Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University

         Copyright Issues   (American Library Association)

         Copyright Society of the U.S.A.

         DVD/DeCSS Litigation Archives (maintained by

         Electronic Frontier Foundation

        Felten v. RIAA (Case challenging the DMCA) archive

        Copyright Trolls

         Harry Fox Agency

         Intellectual Property Mall (Franklin Pierce Law Center)

         James Boyle’s Home Page

         Motion Picture Association of America

         National Music Publishers Association

         National Writers Union

                  Tasini v. New York Times

         Recording Industry Association of America

         SESAC (A performing rights organization)

         Software and Information Industry Association

         Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

         United States Copyright Office

         WIPO – World Intellectual Property Organization

         World Trade Organization (WTO) – Intellectual Property site  - TRIPS


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