United States Copyright Office

The United States Copyright Office (USCO), a part of the Library of Congress, is a United States government body that maintains records of copyright registration, including a copyright catalog. It is used by copyright title searchers who are attempting to clear a chain of title for copyrighted works.

United States Copyright Office
Agency overview
Formed1870; 153 years ago (1870)
JurisdictionFederal government of the United States
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
Agency executive
Parent agencyLibrary of Congress
Websitecopyright.gov
The James Madison Memorial Building, which houses the office

The head of the Copyright Office is the Register of Copyrights. Shira Perlmutter, who took office on October 26, 2020,[1]and currently serves as Register.

The Copyright Office is housed on the fourth floor of the James Madison Memorial Building of the Library of Congress, at 101 Independence Avenue SE, in Washington, DC.[2]


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