Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright, continued
How do I get permission to use somebody else's work?
How can I find out who owns a copyright?
I found someone infringing a copyrighted work that I registered. Can the Copyright Office help me stop this?
How can I obtain copies of someone else's work and/or registration certificate?
How much of someone else's work can I use without getting permission?
How much do I have to change in order to claim copyright in someone else's work?
Somebody infringed my copyright. What can I do?
Could I be sued for using somebody else's work? How about quotes or samples?
Do you have a list of songs or movies in the public domain?
I saw an image on the Library of Congress website that I would like to use. Do I need to...
Is it legal to download works from peer-to-peer networks and if not, what is the penalty...
Can a school show a movie without obtaining permission from the copyright owner?
My local copying store will not make reproductions of old family photographs. What can I do?
Are you the only place I can go to register a copyright?
Can you provide me with copies of my application and my work?
I lost my certificate. Can I get a new one?
Can you tell me who owns a copyright?
Is the Copyright Office open to the public?
Does the Copyright Office give legal advice?
How do I get my work published?
How do I collect royalties?
How do I get my work into the Library of Congress
What is mandatory deposit?
We are a foreign publisher. Do we need to submit our publication to comply...
What is the difference between mandatory deposit and copyright registration?
Where do I send my published works to comply with mandatory deposit?
If I choose to register my copyright, should I use the same address that I use for...
Is there an exception to mandatory deposits?
If my publication does not have a copyright notice, do I still have to deposit?
What is the difference between the mandatory deposit obligation and the CIP obligation?
Will my Cataloging In Publication (CIP) copy fulfill my mandatory deposit obligation?
If I send deposit copies of a sample issue of my serial publication to the Register of Copyrights...
I have already deposited identifying material to register my computer software...
Do I still need to submit a copy of the 35mm silver positive to apply for the copyright registration...
Can we still register our copyright with the Copyright Office if the Library of Congress does not...
What are the requirements for applying for the newspaper group registration?
How do I register my daily newspaper through group registration?
Since copyright protection exists when the work is created, is it necessary to apply...
Who is an author?
What is a deposit?
What is publication?
What is a copyright notice? How do I put a copyright notice on my work?
What is copyright infringement?
What is peer-to-peer (P2P) networking?
Where is the public domain?
What is mandatory deposit?
What is a work made for hire?
What is a Library of Congress number?
What is an ISBN number?
What are some other commonly used terms?
What is special handling
When is special handling granted?
How long does it take to process special handling cases?
What's the best way to expedite processing?
When can I request special handling?
Is there a separate fee for special handling?
How do I request special handling?
Where do I deliver my request for special handling?