Thursday, 8 May 2008
Historic Documents from the Copyright Office
The US Copyright Office is making a number historical documents available on its website. There are reports and publications, announcements from 1954-2001, annual reports from 1866 to the present, the copyright laws of 1790 and 1909, and biographies of the Registers of Copyright. There are also some interesting illustrated articles about "copyright lore", including stories about the copyrights for the Statue of Liberty and Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass.