Copyright Law of the United States and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code

Copyright Law of the United States and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code
Copyright Law of the United States and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code
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This publication contains the text of Title 17 of the United States Code, including all amendments enacted by Congress through December 27, 2020. It includes the Copyright Act of 1976 and all subsequent amendments to copyright law; the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984, as amended; and the Vessel Hull Design Protection Act, as amended. The Copyright Office is responsible for registering intellectual property claims under all three

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title 17 of the united states code chapter 1

Subject Matter and Scope of Copyright 1

chapter 2 Copyright Ownership and Transfer 165

chapter 3 Duration of Copyright  171

chapter 4 Copyright Notice, Deposit, and Registration 183

chapter 5 Copyright Infringement and Remedies  197

chapter 6 Importation and Exportation 219

chapter 7 Copyright Office  223

chapter 8 Proceedings by Copyright Royalty Judges 233

chapter 9 Protection of Semiconductor Chip Products 259

chapter 10 Digital Audio Recording Devices and Media  273

chapter 11 Sound Recordings and Music Videos  287

chapter 12 Copyright Protection and Management Systems  289

chapter 13 Protection of Original Designs 305

chapter 14 Unauthorized Use of Pre-1972 Sound Recordings 321

chapter 15 Copyright Small Claims  333

transitional and related statutory provisions appendix a The Copyright Act of 1976  363

appendix b The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998  367

appendix c The Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004  373

appendix d The Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004 377

appendix e The Intellectual Property Protection and Courts Amendments Act of 2004 379

appendix f The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008  381

appendix g The Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010  401

appendix h The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act 405

appendix i The STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014  407

appendix j Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act 409

appendix k Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act 411

appendix l Satellite Television Community Protection and Promotion Act of 2019, Title X of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020  417

appendix m Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2020, Division Q, Title II, Subtitle A of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021  419

related united states code provisions appendix n Title 18—Crimes and Criminal Procedure, U.S. Code   421

appendix o Title 28—Judiciary and Judicial Procedure, U.S. Code  435

appendix p Title 44—Public Printing and Documents, U.S. Code 441

related international provisions appendix q The Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988 443

appendix r The Uruguay Round Agreements Act of 1994 445

appendix s GATT/Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs)

Agreement, Part II 453

appendix t Definition of “Berne Convention Work”  455


Individuals and businesses wishing to control their creations whether product or written by copyright protection, those in the legal profession with responsibility to represent copyright holders, and officals of the courts responsible for adjudicating copyright or related laws.

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