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Copyright Law in a Nutshell
Call Number: LRC Reserve KF2994 .L3 2011
ISBN: 0314271902
Copyrightable subject matter, Copyright ownership, Formalities, Copyright duration, Assignments and licenses, Exclusive rights, Limitations on exclusive rights, Infringement, Defenses, Remedies, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Preemption

Basics of Copyright Law : Program Handbook, November/December 2006
Call Number: LRC Reserve KF2995 .B37 2006
Continuing Education of the Bar

Copyright Law Reporter
Call Number: LRC Reading Room KF2991.5 .C734
Decisions from state and federal courts are removed periodically and issued in bound volumes with title: Copyright law decisions
Also available on WESTLAW at CCH-CLR

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Model Jury Instructions : Copyright, Trademark, and Trade Dress Litigation
Call Number: LRC Reading Room KF8984 .M63 2008
ISBN: 1604421029
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation Committee

Nimmer on Copyright : A Treatise on the Law of Literary, Musical and Artistic Property, and the Protection of Ideas
Call Number: LRC Reading Room KF2991.5 .N71 1979
Looseleaf Updates
Also available on LEXIS at NIMMER


Sample Search Terms

Author; idea; expression; originality; collective works; derivative work; collective work; orphan work; exclusive rights; secondary transmission; ephemeral recording; literal; DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act); safe harbor; public domain.

Lexis & Bloomberg

  • Copyright and the Public Domain ALMCPD
    Copyright requirements; the duration of copyright; copyright forfeiture and abandonment; the "publication" requirement; non-protectable elements within a copyrighted work; restoration of copyrights to foreign works under GATT; conducting copyright renewal searches; non-copyright restrictions that may protect works in the public domain
  • Copyright Law Deskbook

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