Quoth the Raven: Edgar Allan Poe & Derivative Works
Issue No. 781 - October 10, 2019

The U.S. Copyright Office is hosting the Copyright Matters event “Quoth the Raven: Edgar Allan Poe & Derivative Works” on October 29, at 10:00 a.m. eastern time, in the Montpelier Room, Library of Congress Madison Building, in Washington, DC.

During this event, we will discuss Poe’s advocacy for copyright law, the breadth of his impact, and the many derivative works Poe has inspired. More than 300 comic book adaptations of Poe’s work exist, plus many works use Poe’s characters as an inspiration. Moreover, Poe was a strong advocate for copyright protections, especially in the international arena.

After a brief introduction and recitation of The Raven, featured speakers will talk about Poe, his life, his artistry, and the many creative works spawned by his creations. Speakers include Christopher Semtner, curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia; Enrica Jang, executive director of The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum in Baltimore; and Thad Ciechanowski, owner of Dijit Media and filmmaker, director, and editor.

Please visit the Copyright Office website to register for the event and to stay up-to-date about this program and speakers. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or at [email protected].