Join Dana Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Searching a copyright database, part of Understanding Copyright: A Deeper Dive.
- I'd like to walk you through how to search…for prior copyright filings using…the copyright offices database.…Let's start by going to copyright.gov.…Once you get there,…choose the option to search records.…Now you'll notice you're in a basic search mode,…and your cursor's already blinking…in the box that says Search For.…Now, we can search for any word,…and then in the Search By box right below it,…you have what you're going to be searching for.…For example, the title of the work,…the name of the author.…
The keyword that might appear in the description.…Registration number, document number, command keyword.…I'm going to start with the search based on title.…And let's just see what registrations there might be…for Moby Dick.…You can see here at the top how many records have appeared.…There's 976 records or registrations…where the title of the work was Moby Dick.…And, we see here, you can actually click on a highlighted…portion, and view more information about the document.…
It'll say what type of work it is.…It will give a document number.…
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- Explain why you should file for copyright certification.
- Determine what course of action will guarantee the end of infringement?
- Relate copyright to the purchase of software.
- Define public domain.
- List what you need to send the Copyright Office for copyright certification.