Louisville Free Public Library
- The LFPL is the only complete patent and trademark library in the
state. See more information below on workshops and assistance.
What does copyright cover?
protects original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible form
of expression. Copyrighted works include the following categories:
Literary works (also includes computer software!)
Musical works, including any accompanying words
Dramatic works, including any accompanying music
Pantomimes and choreographic works
Pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works
What is not protected by copyright?
Works that you have not fixed in tangible form.
Titles, names, short phrases, and slogans; familiar symbols or designs; mere listings of ingredients or contents.
procedures, methods, systems, processes, concepts, principles,
discoveries, or devices. (Some of these are patented, some
Works consisting entirely of information that is common property and containing no original authorship.
Online Resources for Copyright
Federal Copyright Site- Information, forms, circulars, US law, FAQs and instructions on how to use the LOCIS search system for copyright.
- Check out the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers for
everything you ever wanted to know about registering a domain name; how
to file complaints when someone has registered your business name as a
domain; and a listing of accredited domain name registrars.