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United States Copyright Office

http://www.copyright.gov/

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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, http://www.copyright.gov/title17/.

The United States Code can, of course, also be found at the Government Printing Office's excellent website, FDSys, at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/

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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