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Intellectual Property Law: Copyright

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Copyright and electronic data processing -- United States.
Copyright -- Duration -- United States.
Copyright infringement.
Copyright infringement -- United States.
Copyright, International.
Copyright, International -- Periodicals.
Copyright licenses.
Copyright licenses -- United States.
Copyright -- United States.
Copyright -- United States -- Cases.
Copyright -- United States -- Forms.
Copyright -- United States -- History.
Copyright -- United States -- Periodicals.
Copyrights 1976 United States.
Fair use (Copyright).
Piracy (Copyright).
Public domain (Copyright law).

International Copyright

CALI Lessons

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Copyright Law

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copyright, n. (18c) 1. The right to copy; specifically, a property right in an original work of authorship (including literary, musical, dramatic, choreographic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, and architectural works; motion pictures and other audiovisual works; and sound recordings) fixed in any tangible medium of expression, giving the holder the exclusive right to reproduce, adapt, distribute, perform, and display the work. 2. The body of law relating to such works. • Copyright law is governed by the Copyright Act of 1976. 17 USCA §§ 101–1332. — Abbr. c. — copyright, vb. — copyrighted, adj.
COPYRIGHT, Black's Law Dictionary (9th ed. 2009), copyright

The federal laws governing copyrights are found in the United States Code Title 17:

Copyright Law Books & Treatises

Copyright Periodicals

Copyright Reporters & Digests

Copyright Law Study Aids