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Copyright and Fair Use

Overview

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Public DomainWill open new browser window or tab

Permissions

Primary Materials

U.S. Constitution-Article 1 Section 8 Clause 8Will open new browser window or tab

Key Copyright Sites

U.S. Codes and Statutes

Copyright Law of the United StatesWill open new browser window or tab

This publication contains the text of title 17 of the United States Code, including all amendments enacted by Congress through June 30, 2016. It includes the Copyright Act of 1976 and all subsequent amendments to copyright law; the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984, as amended; and the Vessel Hull Design Protection Act, as amended. The Copyright Office is responsible for registering intellectual property claims under all three.

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U.S. Regulations

Copyright RegulationsWill open new browser window or tab codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) from the US Copyright Office as of July 1, 2002

Code of Federal RegulationsWill open new browser window or tab from the US Government Printing Office

Federal RegisterWill open new browser window or tab - The U.S. Copyright Office issues announcements, rules, proposed rules, and other notices in the Federal Register, an official U.S. government publication published daily by the National Archives and Records Administration

Other Legislation and Issues

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)Will open new browser window or tab

Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH Act)Will open new browser window or tab

Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA)Will open new browser window or tab

U.S. Copyright Office - Current Legislation SectionWill open new browser window or tab