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Copyright Law : Copyright Legislation and Regulations

This is a guide to UW Madison Libraries and online sources for research on copyright. Print and electronic resources are integrated and categorized according to topic.

Important Legislation

Copyright Act of 1976 and amendments

The Copyright Act of 1976  is codified at Title 17, United States Code--5th Floor, East Wing, Section 27-29.

The United States Code, including Title 17, is avaiable via GPO Access.  The U.S. Copyright Office also makes available Title 17 on its web site.

Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA)

The DMCA is an amendment to the Copyright Act of 1976.

The Act, P.L. 105-304, 112 Stat. 2860 (1998), is available via GPO Acess.
It has been incorporated into Title 17 of the United States Code.

The U.S. Copyright has a summary of the DMCA on its web site.

Copyright Legislation not Codified in Title 17

The United States Copright Office website lists sections from parts of the United States Code, besides
Title 17, which pertain to copyrgiht.



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