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Intellectual Property Law Primer: Treatises

General Copyright Treatises

Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition

The Compendium is the administrative manual of the Register of Copyrights concerning the mandate and statutory duties of the Copyright Office under Title 17 of the United States Code.  It serves as a technical manual for staff, as well as a guidebook for authors, copyright licensees, practitioners, scholars, the courts, and members of the general public.  The Compendium addresses fundamental principles of copyright law, i.e. standards of copyrightability, joint authorship, work for hire, and termination of transfers—as well as routine questions involving fees, records retrieval, litigation documents, and other procedural matters.

CALI Lesson - Copyright

Musical Works and Copyright

Art and Copyright

Digital Works and Copyright

Copyright Study Guides