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Copyright Office

Definition - What does Copyright Office mean?

The Copyright Office is a government entity which is responsible for registering and keeping track of copyrights.The U.S. Copyright Office has an online records catalog, which includes all copyright registrations from January, 21st 1978, to the present day. People can use this resource to look up the copyright information that they need.

Justipedia explains Copyright Office

The Copyright Office of the United States is basically an office which is tasked with managing copyrights in the country. Copyrights serve the purpose of granting exclusive control of ideas and creative works to the person who holds the copyright. If a person who does not hold the copyright attempts to replicate a copyrighted work, or to infringe upon the rights of the copyright owner, then a lawsuit can follow. If found guilty, the person can face punitive consequences from the legal system.

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