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Bellsouth vs. Donnelley

Burrow-Giles Lithographic Co. v. Sarony

Copyright CodeA Linked Index

Feist Publications vs. Rural Telephone

Peter Veeck versus Southern Building Code Congress International Inc.,

Publications International  v. Meredith Corporation

Trade-Mark Cases, 100 U.S. 82 (1879)

U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8

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The copyright information on this site applies to U.S. Copyright, unless otherwise stated.


United States Code

Copyright, a linked index

The United States Code is consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. This index links directly to the on-line version of the code at the Office of the Law Revision Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, which should be relatively up to date.

Chapter 1 - Subject Matter and Scope of Copyright

Chapter 2 - Copyright Ownership and Transfer

Chapter 3 - Duration of Copyright

Chapter 4 - Copyright, Notice, Deposit, and Registration

Chapter 5 - Copyright Infringement and Remedies

Chapter 6 - Manufacturing Requirements and Importation

Chapter 7 - Copyright Office

Chapter 8 - Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels

Chapter 9 - Protection of  Semiconductor Chip Products

Chapter 10 - Digital Audio Recording Devices and Media

Subchapter A - Definitions

Subchapter B - Copying Controls

Subchapter C - Royalty Payments

Subchapter D - Prohibition on Certain Infringement Actions, Remedies, and Arbitration

Chapter 11 - Sound Recordings and Music Videos

Chapter 12 - Copyright Protection And Management Systems

Chapter 13 - Protection of Original Designs

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