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Copyright Law Research

A guide to print and online resources for researching copyright law at Saint Louis University School of Law

Finding Copyright Registrations

Locating a copyright registration can be helpful to identify the copyright owner or to determine whether a work is in the public domain.  Below are both free and subscription sources for searching copyright registrations.  Do note, however, that copyright registration is not required for copyright proection.  Just because you don't find a registration doesn't mean protection doesn't exist.