How can I obtain copies of someone else’s work and/or registration certificate?


By Andrew Hudson Published: August 14, 2012 Updated: October 24, 2013

Only with written permission from the copyright owner, or a litigation statement..

“The U.S. Copyright Office will not honor a request for a copy of someone else’s protected work without written authorization from the copyright owner or from his or her designated agent, unless the work is involved in litigation. In the latter case, a litigation statement is required. A certificate of registration for any registered work can be obtained for a fee of $35. Circular 6, Access to and Copies of Copyright Records and Deposit, provides additional information.”
U.S. Copyright Office

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