Copyright Office and Rare Book and Special Collections Division Celebrate New Digital Content

Issue No. 923 - October 4, 2021

Please join the U.S. Copyright Office and the Library of Congress’ Rare Book and Special Collections Division on October 7, 2021, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. eastern time for a lively discussion of early American copyright. This program is a celebration of new digital content now available on the Early Copyright Records Collection website, which includes title pages and ledgers for books, sheet music, prints, maps, dramatic compositions, advertising labels, patent drawings, and much more from 1790 to 1870. You can also explore these fascinating documents more intimately by participating in the new By the People crowdsourcing campaign, American Creativity: Early Copyright Title Pages, also launching on October 7. Speakers for this event will include John Cole, retired historian of the Library of Congress; Zvi Rosen, legal scholar of copyright at the University of Southern Illinois; and George Thuronyi, interim head of the Office of Public Information and Education at the United States Copyright Office.

To attend the event, please register here.