January 21, 2022

Reference: U.S. Copyright Office Launches Online Database of Review Board Decisions

From the U.S. Copyright Office Blog:

Today, the Office is pleased to announce the launch of an online database of recent decisions (April 2016 to present) made by the Copyright Office Review Board and will update the database as new decisions are issued. The Review Board makes final determinations on second appeals regarding decisions to refuse copyright registration. Types of works that fall under the Board’s review range from music, jewelry design, computer programs, and more.


Established by regulation in 1995  the Review Board is made up of three members, including the Register of Copyrights and the Copyright Office’s general counsel, or their respective designees, and a third appointee named by the Register.

Read the Complete Blog Post, Learn More About the Copyright Office Review Board

Direct to Copyright Office Review Board “Review Board Letters Online” Database

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.