Sources to Consult When Seeking Copyright Owners
- Ownership information appearing on the face of or inside the item, particularly in the copyright notice
- Internet search engines
- Online telephone directories and address directories
- Print telephone directories when the owner’s geographical location is known
- Databases of trade associations or professional groups
- Archives or special collections containing the creators' works; print and electronic resources that identify archives
- Copyright Office records
- Other online databases listing or collecting creative content
- Individuals involved in creation of the work (even if they are not owners).
- Asking Permission (Vassar) -- Describes organizations and agencies that manage rights or help identify or locate copyright owners.
- Collective Rights Organizations (Harper, UT Austin) -- Describes organizations and agencies that manage rights or help identify or locate copyright owners.
- For musical works and performance rights organizations' databases, see Music.
- For art and other images, see Images.
- Trademark research services available through commercial vendors such as Thomson-CompuMark or CT Corsearch. (Note: the UConn Libraries do not subscribe to these resources.)
Information in this page was reviewed and approved by legal counsel. Please see disclaimer. Review date: January 2007, updated July 2010.