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This guide lists and describes helpful resources to consider when conducting copyright law research.

Primary & Practice Resources

Government Websites

Copyright Public Records Catalog — Search copyright records via this resource from the U.S. Copyright Office. Coverage includes 1978 to present. Works registered prior to 1978 are only available in the Copyright Records Reading Room

Resources and education materials from the U.S. Copyright Office — Includes access to DMCA Designated Agent Directory; a schedule of copyright fees; and more. 

Subscription Databases

Lexis' Copyright Law page — Collects copyright related resources available to Lexis subscribers. 

Westlaw's Copyright Resources (select the "Copyright" tab after the page loads) — Highlights Westlaw's copyright resources, including a weekly updated collection of filings sent to the U.S. Copyright Office

Bloomberg Law's Copyrights practice center — A collection of Bloomberg Law's copyright resources. Note: There are reporters covering cases by subject matter across multiple jurisdictions. Bloomberg's United States Patents Quarterly is one example, covering cases on patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. When you see a citation to U.S.P.Q. it refers to this reporter.