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Researching Copyright Law: Introduction

A guide to copyright law resources available through Brooklyn Law School.


In Summer 2023, attorney and BLS Library volunteer Grace Pickering substantially revised this research guide.

Librarians originally developed this guide to assist students in Brooklyn Law School's Copyright Law course.  This guide focuses on free sources & additional sources available through BLS Library.  In guide boxes under "Casebooks" & "Treatises," books appear in alphabetical order.  We continue to add new resources.  When you access this guide in future, please reload this web page.  

Need help identifying material to support your research?  Email: or text: (718) 734-2432

What's New: AI's Impact on Copyright

When Was This Guide Last Updated?

This LibGuide was last substantively updated:

On: Sept. 21, 2023

At: 3:38 PM

By: Grace Pickering & Jean Davis

Copyright 101

Membership Opportunities for BLS Students

American Bar Association (ABA) law student membership is free

  • A law student can join five free ABA groups.  ABA groups include: Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • FYI: On 05/27/23, the ABA membership form stated: "All ABA Law Student Members and ABA Lawyer Members under 36 years old or admitted to practice for ten years or less are automatically enrolled in the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) at no additional charge."  

The New York City Bar Association has a $25 membership for current JD students (as of 06/23/23: the membership fee is $50 for LLM students).  Student members can apply to join committees, including the Copyright & Literary Property Committee. Most events are free to members or reduced price (or sometimes sponsored by BLS, which may mean you get in for free!).