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Copyright Law Seminar (LAW 970-08, Ensign): Primary Law

Primary sources of copyright law

Case Law

General search tips:

  • Search federal case law databases
  • Avoid using the word “copyright” in the search strategy, as some services include a copyright notice in every record
  • Try to use keywords that specifically describe the issue being searched (e.g., infringement and music sampling)

 

Resources:

Statutory Law

See the 1976 Copyright Act, in Title 17 of the United States Code.

Copyright regulations are in Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Legislative History

  • Analysis of a statute from idea to legislation
  • Track bills & congressional reports of attempts to fix a problem

 

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Training:

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