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United States Copyright Laws

United States Constitution:

  • U.S. Const. art. I, §. 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 . . ."

United States Code:

All pertinent United States copyright statues have been compiled and can be found at the Library of Congress's Copyright Office website,

The United States Code can, of course, also be found at the Government Printing Office's excellent website, FDSys, at

United States Code of Federal Regulations:

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

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