With the information explosion of the 21st century, copyright law is now considered a central element of the nation's information economy. Whether the issue is downloading music or distance education, traditional copyright principles are being applied to new technologies in a way few could have predicted.
This research guide helps its readers select useful print and electronic materials on the American copyright law. The guide focuses on the Copyright Act of 1976, but refers to other intellectual property fields and international copyright where applicable.
The guide is organized into the following four sections:
This guide was created for the students, staff and faculty of the Georgetown University Law Center. All Library references ‹ including floor locations and call numbers ‹ are keyed to the collection at the Law Center's Edward Bennett Williams Law Library. Additionally, many of the title links reference the appropriate record in the Library's online catalog, GULLiver.
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