Intellectual Property

Digital Library Copyright Project

Project to investigate copyright obstacles faced by libraries and other like-minded organizations in their efforts to realize the full potential of present and future digital library initiatives

Is it in the Public Domain?

A Handbook for Evaluating the Copyright Status of a Work Created in the United States Between January 1, 1923 and December 31, 1977

Exemption to Section 1201 Liability for Text and Data Mining

On behalf of Authors Alliance, the Clinic successfully petitioned the Copyright Office for an exemption to Section 1201 liability for researchers engaging in text and data mining of literary works and films. As part of a triennial proceeding, the Clinic drafted a petition, responded to opponents, and appeared before the Copyright Office to make the case for such research. The Copyright Office largely granted the pro-posed exemption in October 2021.