Q. How does the Cataloging in Publication (CIP) program relate to Copyright?

Answer

There is no relationship between the CIP Program and Copyright registration. The main purpose of copyright records is to document the intellectual or creative ownership of a work. The main purpose of a CIP record is to record the bibliographic data elements of a work and facilitate access to it in library catalogs.

Separate deposits are required to fulfill either mandatory deposit (Section 407) or copyright registration (Section 408) of US Copyright Law.

The mailing address of the Copyright Office is:

Library of Congress
Copyright Office
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20559
(202) 707-3000
copyinfo@loc.gov

  • Last Updated May 22, 2020
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