Find dance in copyright! In 1952, Hanya Holm was the first person to register a copyright for choreography or dance. Explore the connection between dance and copyright in the exhibit, Find Yourself in Copyright.
Black history tells powerful stories of innovation, perseverance, triumph, and celebration but also stories of loss, tragedy, trauma, and pain. Historically, African Americans have turned to art for its inexplicable healing powers. There is healing in African American spirituals and in praise dance; in African drums; and in beatboxing, in storytelling, and in rhythm and blues. […]
The first 500 books in the digitized Copyright Historical Record Books Collection are now available online.
Do you hear the people sing, singing the songs inspired by the public domain? Broadways musicals have a long tradition of pulling inspiration from the plays, short stories, operas, and more in the public domain. Let’s take a look at five musicals and what inspired them.
On January 1, 2022, thousands of works published in 1926 entered the public domain. Explore some of the notable additions from A. A. Milne, Langston Hughes, Willa Cather, and more.
I love food, and the foods I love I really love. Many of my favorite foods and meals are the ones I ate with my family and are part of my cultural heritage as the son of Greek parents and the grandson of Greek immigrants. It was a fundamental part of festivals, holidays, family gatherings, […]
The Copyright Office is setting up the Copyright Claims Board (CCB) as directed by the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2020. The CCB will begin hearing cases in Spring 2022.
U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo has engaged her creativity through poetry, books, plays, and music. Read more about her copyright journey and place in the exhibit, Find Yourself in Copyright.
Illustrated stories from Native American authors can provide a great introduction to Indigenous cultures.
Forty-eight years ago, Barbara Ringer was appointed Register of Copyrights. Amanda Levendowski, associate professor of law at Georgetown Law, discusses how she inspires current and future intellectual property professionals.