Author copyright search, Universities of Reading and of Texas
A chance finding during research on long out of print books: –
WATCH is a database of copyright contacts for writers, artists, and prominent people in other creative fields. It is a joint project of the Harry Ransom Center and University of Reading Library in England. Founded in 1994 as a resource principally for copyright questions about literary manuscripts held in the U.S. and the U.K., it has now grown into one of the largest databases of copyright holders in the world.
All individuals and organizations listed as “Contacts” in the WATCH File have indicated that they are the holder of an author’s copyright for unpublished material or that they are the holder’s representative or contact. All individuals have given written permission to have their names and addresses included in the WATCH File.
So here it is for more to see.
Does it work? Seems to.