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Uploading or downloading works protected by copyright without the
authority of the copyright owner is an infringement of the copyright
owner's exclusive rights of reproduction and/or distribution.
Section 107 contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered “fair,” such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.
...copyright protection in "musical works, including any accompanying words," which are fixed in some tangible medium of expression.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) was the foundation of an effort by Congress to implement United States treaty obligations and to move the nation's copyright law into the digital age.
Fees for basic registration, document recordation, supplementary registration, search services, certificates, and additional certificates...
On October 28, 2003, the Librarian of Congress, on the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, announced the classes of works subject to the exemption from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works.
Register Speaks on Intentional Inducement of Copyright Infringements Act
...new services that employ peer-to-peer technology to create vast, global networks of copyright infringement. There should be no question that such services should be liable for the copyright infringement they encourage and from which they profit.