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Copyright Law
U.S. Copyright Law and Related Laws Contained in the United States Code.

Federal Register Notices
Copyright Office announcements, rules, proposed rules, and other notices.

Copyright Office regulations codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Current Legislation
Copyright-related legislation pending or recently passed in Congress.

Reports and Studies
Reports and studies issued by the U.S. Copyright Office.


Read briefs and opinions on:
MGM v. Grokster

Rulemaking Proceedings
See the complete record of various rulemakings that involve solicitation of comments from interested parties, roundtable discussions, reply comments, and hearings.

Congressional Testimony
Statements to Congress by the Register of Copyrights.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Copyright Office summary of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Freedom of Information Act Requests
How to request Copyright Office records.

Fair Use
Information about fair use of copyrighted material.

Mandatory Deposit
Information about requirements for depositing copies of works with the Copyright Office.

Read about intellectual property laws in other countries, international copyright relations, and about the World Intellectual Property Organization Diplomatic Conference (WIPO) Geneva conference and treaty.

Compendium II: Copyright Office Practices
A manual of Copyright Office practices and procedures.

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