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Copyright Information

FAQs

What is copyright?

Copyright Basics <12 page pdf> from the U.S. Copyright Office

Copyright Act - complete text of the Title 17 of the U.S. Code

U.S. Copyright Office web site

How long does copyright last?

Chart: Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States,  by Peter Hirtle, Cornell University

How do I register my work?

A work does not have to be registered with the Copyright Office in order to be protected by the Copyright Law, but there are advantages, such as the right to statutory damages and attorneys fees if your work is infringed.

Copyright.gov Registration Portal

Copyright resources at other universities