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Copyright Law: Legislation/Regulations

Administrative Law/Regulations

Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations pertains to Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights. Chapter II is dedicated to the Copyright Office, Library of Congress, and Chapter III is dedicated to the Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. Researchers can find proposed and final versions of administrative regulations in the Federal Register. 

Statutes

Title 17 of the United States Code applies to the law of Copyrights. The UDM Law Library offers several resources for obtaining these types of materials, including print versions of the USC, USCA, and USCS.

Legislative Histories

Proposed Legislation

Researchers may also find some of these resources valuable for researching legislative history materials. Typical resources prior to enactment include bills, reports, committee prints, and hearings.