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Copyright Guide for Academic Use: Other Resources

This guide collects useful resources for understanding copyright in the academic context.

More Copyright Resources

Need further information on copyright?  This page lists key resources for understanding copyright law.

Copyright Law

Copyright statute:  Title 17 of the U.S.C.

Copyright regulations:  Title 37 of the C.F.R, Parts 200-399

Copyright Office Website, in addition to electronic filing and links to the primary law, has helpful resources for explaining copyright law:

  • Circulars - Documents written by the Copyright Office about specific issues relating to copyright and different types of protected works, such as registration, notice, derivative works, visual arts works, etc.
  • Compendium - Manual of procedure and copyright law written by the Copyright Office.


Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators
Call No. KF 2995 .C74 2012

​Nimmer on Copyright - Multi-volume treatise on copyright law
Lexis Id. and password required
Call No. KF 2991.5 .N53

Patry on Copyright - Multi-volume treatise on copyright law
Westlaw Id. and password required
Call No. KF 2991.5 .P38

Copyright Throughout the World - Summaries of law by country
Westlaw Id. and password required

International Copyright Law & Practice - Summaries of law by country with section on European Community


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