Library Welcomes New Blog

“Copyright: Creativity at Work” is a new blog of the U.S. Copyright Office. Karyn Temple Claggett, the office’s acting Register of Copyrights, wrote the inaugural post, published today.

The blog will introduce readers to the important work of the Copyright Office and its multitalented staff—many of whom have a personal stake as musicians, artists, and book lovers in the office’s mission to support authors and users of creative works.

Upcoming posts will inform readers about the office’s studies and reports, developments in domestic and international copyright law and policy, registration practice and other exciting news related to the Office.

Eric Smith is one of many Copyright Office staffers who pursue the arts. He is a published poet and spoken word performer who has performed on hundreds of college campuses nationwide. Photo by David Rice.

Eric Smith is one of many Copyright Office staffers who pursue the arts. He is a published poet and spoken word performer who has performed on hundreds of college campuses nationwide. Photo by David Rice.

Read the inaugural post here and consider subscribing.

3 Comments

  1. Terry Smythe
    March 9, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    As Digital Archivist for the Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors’ Association, I continue to be concerned about Orphan Works. The issue is not the marketplace. AMICA, and a number of related associations and societies are all equally committed to the preservation of a unique slice of our musical heritage. Research is critical to this preservation, and the most efficient method of supporting researchers is digitization of related original literature. Much of related original literature was published in promotional form in the period 1860 through to about 1935. Thanks to the 1923 cutoff year, much of this material is not digitized, but are orphans because the companies that published them are no longer in business. Thoughts of other?

    Regards,
    Terry Smythe
    Digital Archivist
    Automatic Musical Instruments Collectors’ Association

  2. Wendi Maloney
    March 10, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Thank you. You may also want to post your comment on the Copyright Office’s blog at //blogs.loc.gov/copyright/.

  3. E Spatz
    March 19, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    In the photo caption “Eric is one … who pursue” the arts? I believe this should be “one who pursues.” #grammarmatterstoo

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