U.S. Copyright Office Invites Public to Webinar on How to Level Up Your Copyright Public Records Search

Issue No. 1045 - July 9, 2024

The U.S. Copyright Office invites you to register to attend the upcoming webinar: Level Up Your Copyright Public Records Search on August 1, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. eastern time.

In this sixty-minute webinar, we will share ways to search copyright public records using our pilot of the new Copyright Public Records System (CPRS), an easy-to-navigate, highly searchable database. CPRS is the second component to be made publicly available as part of the Office’s new Enterprise Copyright System (ECS).

The webinar will include a live demonstration of the CPRS pilot’s powerful search capabilities. Learn how to leverage its many features to conduct simple and advanced searches successfully and receive information on supplemental research and support services the Office provides to the public. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers.

Time: August 1, 2024, 2:00 p.m. eastern time


  • Denise Wofford, Assistant Register and Director, Office of Copyright Records, U.S. Copyright Office
  • George Thuronyi, Deputy Director, Office of Public Information and Education, U.S. Copyright Office
  • Michael Goldfine, Copyright Specialist, Records Research and Certification Division, U.S. Copyright Office

Since the release of the CPRS pilot in December 2020, the Office, in partnership with the Library of Congress’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), has continuously improved CPRS’s search capabilities and interfaces and added the ability to download, email, and share public records such as registration and renewal information and recorded documents. In addition to the same current recordation and registration information in the existing Official Public Catalog, CPRS now includes searchable metadata for over 2.7 million registration applications from 1909 to 1945.

The legacy system that supports the existing Copyright Office Online Public Catalog will be decommissioned in 2025. CPRS will become the sole source of authoritative online copyright information on registrations and recordations by summer 2025 upon retirement of the legacy system.

The public is encouraged to interact with the CPRS pilot at publicrecords.copyright.gov and provide feedback on their experience using the feedback link at the bottom of the web page.

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