Copyright

Familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of copyright, such as what makes a work copyrightable, the elements of copyright ownership, and the duration of copyright for an item. If you are interested in conducting copyright research or how to register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office, take a look at the resources on the Registration & Research page. Find out about using a Creative Commons license as an intermediate copyright option between “All Rights Reserved” and public domain works.