Learning Engine Video Series
The Learning Engine series of videos introduces copyright concepts and the Copyright Office to those who may be new to the topic or who want to learn more. More videos will be added in the future here and to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to the channel to be notified when new videos are available.Copyright Office YouTube channel
Welcome to the Copyright Office
Register of Copyrights Karyn A. Temple welcomes you to the series and introduces viewers to the history of the U.S Copyright Office, the function of the various Office divisions, and some of the resources available to support the public.
What is Copyright?
Learn about what copyright involves, including what types of works are subject to copyright protection.
Additional ResourcesCircular 1 – Copyright Basics
Copyright on the Internet
Learn what to do when you find information on the Internet you would like to use.
Additional ResourcesCircular 6 – Obtaining Access to and Copies of Copyright Office Records and Deposits Circular 16A – How to Obtain Permission Circular 17 – Limitations on Information and Services
Hey, That’s My Idea!
Copyright generally doesn’t cover ideas. Learn how this applies through examples of instances when ideas are not protected under the law.
Additional ResourcesCircular 17 – Limitations on Information and Services
In this video, find out what “fair use” is and how it applies when you are looking to use a copyright-protected
Additional ResourcesFair Use Index