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find a copyright owner

Are you wondering how to find a copyright owner in order to license their copyrighted work(s) or to hire them to create something for you, but are having trouble tracking them down? If so, we may be able to help. There are numerous online databases available to help you find a copyright owner or creator or to secure a license to use a creative work. In fact, there are so many that it is not possible to list all of them here. Many Copyright Alliance members have comprehensive databases that may be able to help you find a copyright owner. We highlight some of these databases below:



Literary Works:


  • Picscout (reverse image look-up tool to find a copyright owner or photographer)