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7.40. Is it possible to check for copyright information on the Internet?

The United States Copyright Office is on the net through the Library of Congress! You can connect through Gopher to it (I learned this by using Veronica to search for copyright) directly by pointing your Gopher client to The introductory document explains what copyright is, for those of you that aren't sure.
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the
United States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of "original
works of authorship" including literary, dramatic, musical,
artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection
is available to both published and unpublished works.

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