Copyright Office Releases New and Updated Resources in Spanish
Issue No. 980 - September 29, 2022
Today, the U.S. Copyright Office is releasing the first set of new and updated copyright resources and webpages translated into Spanish. This set of materials includes educational circulars, handouts related to the Music Modernization Act (MMA), and an updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, all in Spanish.
The release of these important materials in Spanish is timed with the country’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and supports the Copyright Office's current strategic plan.
Links to all of the new and updated resources can be found on the new Spanish-language “Engage Your Creativity” home page, “Involucre su creatividad.”
“We are pleased to announce the release of key copyright-related educational materials in Spanish and the debut of newly translated pages on our website today,” said Miriam Lord, Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Public Information and Education. “The Copyright Office is committed to expanding access to the copyright system for all creators and users. Offering approachable, authoritative, and accurate Spanish-language copyright resources will facilitate our reach to a broader public who can more quickly and easily engage with us and participate in the copyright system.”
This is the first release of translated materials. Further resources, handouts, and webpages are expected to be released in the coming months. For more information and outreach materials, please visit the Copyright Office’s website.
This month, the U.S. Copyright Office joins all other Library of Congress divisions in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and the theme of “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.” Learn more about the Library of Congress events for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Copyright Office circulars provide up-to-date and authoritative information to a general audience. Circulars are arranged by topic and cover the basics and fundamental concepts of copyright law, highlights of policies and procedures of the Office, and registration issues for specific categories of works. See all of our circulars at copyright.gov/circs.
The Music Modernization Act of 2018 updates the copyright law to make statutory licensing more fair for creators and more efficient for digital music providers. Learn more about the MMA at copyright.gov/music-modernization.