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This page contains basic information about the primary sources for copyright law.
For information about accessing cases, regulations, or statutes relating to copyright go to the "Databases" tab and select the relevant resource.
For databases for searching copyright registrations, go to "IP Applications/Registrations-Copyright."
For secondary sources, such as books or articles, go to the "Books" or "Journals" tabs.
For websites of agencies or entities involved in, or websites about, copyright, go to the "Web Resources" tab.
Statutes, Regulations, and Agency Manuals and Publications
Title 17 of the United States Code
USCA, Call No. KF 62 .W4
USCS, Call No. KF 62 1972 .L38
For databases with statutes, click the link above.
Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations
CFR, Call No. KF 70 .A3
The link above is to the eCFR at the Government Publishing Office (GPO). For access to the CFR through other databases, go to the "Databases" tab and select "Regulations."
Copyright Information Circulars
Copyright Office guides with useful information on common copyright issues, such ascopyright registration, duration, fair use, works for hire, etc.
The Copyright Office administrative manual for registrations and recordations of copyrights. The manual includes discussion of copyright law.