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Services » Scholarly Communication » Copyright » Copyright Statutes and Regulations

Copyright Statutes and Regulations

The US Copyright Act is codified at 17 U.S.C. ("Title 17").  

Key sections for the higher education community include:



Additionally, the Copyright Office regulates some particular uses periodically, including:



Internationally, copyright (and other "intellectual property" regimes) are governed by various treaties, developed and administered by WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization.  To be effective in the United States, the US must sign the treaty, and pass implementing legislation here in the United States. Please contact Laura Quilter, the Copyright and Information Policy Librarian, if international copyright is of particular concern -- for instance, if you work in another country with copyrighted materials, or you work in the United States with foreign works from non-treaty participants (including Afghanistan, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kiribati, Nauru, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Somalia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu).






Last Edited: 2 February 2013