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Seis canciones para celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Los registros de la Oficina del Derecho de Autor constan de millones de registros y archivos de hispanos y latinoamericanos, mucho de los cuales presentan obras que comparten sus culturas y tradiciones y enriquecen la nación. Estamos celebrando el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con algunas canciones reconocibles impregnadas de la cultura musical hispana.

Six Songs to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

The Copyright Office’s records comprise millions of registrations and recorded documents from Hispanic and Latin Americans, many featuring works that share their cultures and traditions and enrich the nation. We’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with few recognizable songs steeped in Hispanic musical culture.

Creating to Inspire Social Change: A Brief Look into Gwendolyn Brooks

The following is a guest post by Chandel Boozer, spring 2021 law clerk in the Office of Policy and International Affairs. In the United States, authors can share their unique perspectives based on their varying life experiences, ethnicities, and beliefs. Amongst those authors, poets have the ability to succinctly capture an emotion or experience with […]

Ode to Cicadas

They’re flying, buzzing, and crawling everywhere! Washington, DC, neighborhoods around the U.S. Copyright Office are teeming with Brood X cicadas, taking their next steps on a seventeen-year journey. Along the way, they’re also inspiring musicians, photographers, artists, and authors to create copyrighted works. These cicadas belong to a genus called magicicada, whose very name evokes […]

The Register: The Historical and Unique Title for American Copyright Leadership

The following is a guest blog post by Marilyn Creswell, Librarian-in-Residence at the U.S. Copyright Office. In most conversations, a register is usually a list, and a registrar is usually a person who keeps lists. The U.S. Copyright Office is a rare example of a Register being the person who keeps a register.1 The origin […]