The Resource Copyright renewal database, (electronic resource)

Copyright renewal database, (electronic resource)

Label
Copyright renewal database
Title
Copyright renewal database
Title variation
collections.stanford.edu/copyrightrenewals/
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Copyright Renewal Database from Stanford University Libraries has helped solve the vexing problem of whether an older work is protected by copyright under US law by creating a searchable database of copyright renewal records received by the US Copyright Office between 1950 and 1993 for books published in the US between 1923 and 1963
Cataloging source
ASZ
Characteristic
unknown
Language note
  • en
  • english
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
Stanford University
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Copyright
Label
Copyright renewal database, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Site visited April 27, 2007
  • The period from 1923-1963 is of special interest for US copyrights, as works published after January 1, 1964 had their copyrights automatically renewed by the 1976 Copyright Act, and works published before 1923 have generally fallen into the public domain. Between those dates, a renewal registration was required to prevent the expiration of copyright, however determining whether a work's registration has been renewed is a challenge. Renewals received by the Copyright Office after 1977 are searchable in an online database, but renewals received between 1950 and 1977 were announced and distributed only in a semi-annual print publication. The Copyright Office does not have a machine-searchable source for this renewal information, and the only public access is through the card catalog in their DC offices. In order to make these renewal records more accessible, Stanford has created this searchable database. Building on the work done by Project Gutenberg to transcribe the 1950-1977 renewals, and on early conversion efforts by Michael Lesk, we have converted the published renewal announcements to machine-readable form, and combined them with the renewals for later years made available on the Copyright Office's website. Note that this database covers only renewals, not original registrations, and is limited to books (Class A registrations) published in the US
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
computer program
Content type code
  • cop
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
123729418
Dimensions
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123729418
Label
Copyright renewal database, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Site visited April 27, 2007
  • The period from 1923-1963 is of special interest for US copyrights, as works published after January 1, 1964 had their copyrights automatically renewed by the 1976 Copyright Act, and works published before 1923 have generally fallen into the public domain. Between those dates, a renewal registration was required to prevent the expiration of copyright, however determining whether a work's registration has been renewed is a challenge. Renewals received by the Copyright Office after 1977 are searchable in an online database, but renewals received between 1950 and 1977 were announced and distributed only in a semi-annual print publication. The Copyright Office does not have a machine-searchable source for this renewal information, and the only public access is through the card catalog in their DC offices. In order to make these renewal records more accessible, Stanford has created this searchable database. Building on the work done by Project Gutenberg to transcribe the 1950-1977 renewals, and on early conversion efforts by Michael Lesk, we have converted the published renewal announcements to machine-readable form, and combined them with the renewals for later years made available on the Copyright Office's website. Note that this database covers only renewals, not original registrations, and is limited to books (Class A registrations) published in the US
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
computer program
Content type code
  • cop
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
123729418
Dimensions
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123729418

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