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Guide to copyright law research, includes books, websites, blogs, and databases, with some information on copyright and music.
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2014 URL: http://libraryguides.law.pace.edu/copyright Print Guide RSS Updates

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Introduction

Use the tabs to explore different resources for copyright law research.  This guide includes books, blogs, databases and websites.

 

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Constitution

  • U.S. Const. art. I, ยง. 8, cl. 8 (Patent and Copyright Clause)
    "The Congress shall have power . . . To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries"
  • U.S. Const. amend. I
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press . . ."

Federal Statutes and Legislation

  • Copyright Act
    U.S. Copyright Office, current through Jan. 2007. Amendments included but not incorporated.
  • Copyright Act
    Cornell Legal Information Institute (LII), searchable version of title 17.
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act
    Summary from the Copyright Office. Public Law 105-304 (DMCA) available at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/pl105-304.pdf.
  • Impact of Uruguay Round Agreements Act on U.S. Law
    Effect on U.S. law of Uruguay Round, which implemented the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).
  • Thomas
    Search by current and previous Congresses by keyword, sponsor, bill number, and other fields.

Regulations

  • CFR Title 37
    Regulations from the Copyright Office, includes information and documents on the rulemaking process.
  • CFR Title 37
    Regulations from FDSys.
  • Federal Register Notices
    Proposed rules, notices, announcements, and other documents from the Copyright Office in the Federal Register.

Treaties and International Agreements

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