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Researching Copyright Law: Treatises & Practice Guides

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

Search Tips

Brooklyn Law School Library provides numerous sources on copyright law, including guides, treatises and law journals.

When searching the Library's SARA catalog for materials on copyright, some relevant keywords and subjects to search are:

  • Copyright (note: do not use this term as a keyword search, because "copyright" is featured in every entry in the catalog - use it as a subject or title term)
  • Copyright infringement
  • Copyright, international
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • Entertainment law
  • Fair use 
  • Freedom of information
  • Intellectual property

To expand a search to materials available in other libraries: WorldCat searches holdings of many research libraries throughout the world.   WorldCat's Advanced Search form supports searching by keywords, subject, title, author and many other criteria.

These guide tabs highlight additional Brooklyn Law School Library sources on copyright law:

Recent Books in the BLS Library


A treatise can be a highly useful secondary source for researching copyright law.  A  treatise analyzes and comments on the law.  It also includes many references and citations to primary sources (e.g., cases, statutes, and administrative rules and regulations).

Practical Guides