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The "Copyright Law of the United States of America" is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to copyright legislation in the United States. Penned by the United States government, this book serves as an indispensable resource for anyone interested in understanding the intricacies of copyright law and its application in the American context.

One of the book's greatest strengths lies in its meticulous coverage of every aspect of copyright law. From its historical evolution to its current state, this publication leaves no stone unturned in its exploration of copyright principles, regulations, and procedures. It provides an in-depth analysis of the various rights and protections granted to authors, musicians, filmmakers, and other creators, equipping readers with a profound understanding of their legal rights and responsibilities.

The structure and organization of this book are both logical and user-friendly. Each chapter delves into a specific aspect of copyright law, ensuring easy access to relevant information. Whether one seeks guidance on fair use, reproduction rights, licensing, or the enforcement of copyrights, the book offers clear explanations and practical examples to illuminate the often complex legal concepts.

Moreover, this publication continually updates its content to reflect amendments and developments in copyright legislation. In an era where intellectual property laws are constantly evolving to adapt to technological advancements, this commitment to providing current information is commendable. By staying up-to-date with the latest legal statutes and precedents, the "Copyright Law of the United States of America" allows readers to navigate the intricacies of copyright law with confidence.

Nevertheless, it is worth noting that the book's primary audience is legal professionals and those directly involved in copyright-related issues. Due to its comprehensive scope and technical language, casual readers may find certain sections challenging to comprehend. This is not to say that individuals outside the legal field cannot benefit from this resource; however, a basic understanding of legal terminology would undoubtedly enhance one's experience with this text.

Overall, the "Copyright Law of the United States of America" is an invaluable resource for legal practitioners, copyright owners, and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of copyright law in the United States. Its thoroughness, clarity, and commitment to currency make it an essential addition to any legal library. This book ensures that readers are well-equipped to exercise their rights and uphold the principles of intellectual property protection, fostering a culture of creativity and innovation in an ever-evolving legal landscape.

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Copyright Act of 1976

Source: Title 17, United States Code, Sections 101 810.

[Sections 106, 107, and 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act are of particular interest to the projected user community of this information. However, in order to have the convenience of access to the complete act available it is provided here in its entirety.]

Section 101. Definitions.

As used in this title, the following terms and their variant forms mean the following:

An "anonymous work" is a work on the copies or phonorecords of which no natural person is identified as author.

"Audiovisual works" are works that consist of a series of related images which are intrinsically intended to be shown by the use of machines or devices such as projectors, viewers, or electronic equipment, together with accompanying sounds, if any, regardless of the nature of the material objects, such as films or tapes, in which the works are embodied.

The "best edition" of a work is the edition, published in the United States at any time before the date of deposit, that the Library of Congress determines to be most suitable for its purposes.

A person's "children" are that person's immediate offspring, whether legitimate or not, and any children legally adopted by that person.

A "collective work" is a work, such as a periodical issue, anthology, or encyclopedia, in which a number of contributions, constituting separate and independent works in themselves, are assembled into a collective whole... Continue reading book >>




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