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Copyright Law for Librarians:  


 Copyright Law for Librarians

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What is Copyright?

"Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works."

From the United States Copyright Office:

Copyright in the Library & Classroom

Finding Copyright Law

Statutory Law

Regulatory Law

  • Regulations related to copyright law can be found in Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), which is available from the Government Publishing Office. 
  • Copryight Office regulations can be found starting at part 200 of Title 37.

Case Law

  • The United States Courts website provides information on accessing federal cases online.
  • Additionally, Google Scholar can be used to locate cases by keyword, party name or citation, if available.


Registering a Copyright & Permission to Use Content