Music Law Research Guide

This guide provides resources relevant to legal issues commonly faced by artists and the music industry, such as copyright, licensing, and antitrust law.


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Finding Cases

For information on researching U.S. case law generally, see Georgetown Law Library's Case Law Research Guide or the Case Law Research Tutorial.

See our News & Current Awareness section (this guide), for sources useful for keeping up-to-date with music law developments, including new case law.

Additional sources for finding court opinions dealing with music law include the following:

To find more books on music law cases, search our catalog, by subject using the advance search function.

Major Music Law Regulations

For information on researching U.S. regulations generally, see Georgetown Law Library's Administrative Law Research Guide or the Administrative Law Tutorial.

Select federal regulations relevant to the music industry include:

Case Law Research Tutorial

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Statutory Research Tutorial

Includes videos covering topics "What are Statutes and Where to Find Them," "Anatomy of a Code," "Finding Statutes Online," "Finding Statutes Using Print," and "Updating and Currency."

Administrative Law Research Tutorial

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