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Comparative Copyright Law

Created to support UVic course LAW 385, Comparative Copyright Law

US Legislation

Links and leads to frequently-used US legislation related to copyright, including the Title 17 of the US Code, and the US Constitution.

Constitutional documents

US federal authority to enact laws relating to copyrights is said to be found in the US Constitution, Article 1, section 8, clause 8. A useful online source for the US Constitution is the Legal Information Institute (LII). An edition of the US Constitution annotated by the Congressional Research Service is also on LII.

US Federal Legislation

A useful source for US copyright legislation is Copyright.gov, the website of the US Copyright Office.

The US Code contains the codification of federally-enacted US legislation. Two useful online sources of the US Code are FDsys (US Government Printing Office's Federal Digital System) and LII. See Title 17 itself and in the context of the rest of the USC:

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