Copyright Information Resources


Bowdoin College Library

Copyright and the Bowdoin Community


U.S. Copyright Office

How to Investigate the Copyright Status of a Work
The Copyright Card Catalog and the Online Files of the Copyright Office
Searching Online U.S. Copyright Office Records
Usage Guide for the Library of Congress Information System (LOCIS)


Search engines for finding registered copyrights and owners

Connect to LOCIS Records Database
Dialog Search Engine


Legislation and Treaties

U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 USC § XX)
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Summary
Work Made For Hire and Copyright Corrections Act of 2000
Berne Convention


Registering Copyrights with the U.S. Copyright Office

Copyright Registration Procedures
U.S. Copyright Office Forms


Copyright Law (U.S.C. Title 17 )

General Information about Copyrights
When Works Pass into the Public Domain
New Rules for Using Public Domain Materials


Internet and Web Copyright Law

Web Law FAQ
Copyright on the Internet
Publishers' Rights and Wrongs in the Cyberage