Copyright Law Research Guide

This guide focuses on one area of intellectual property law, copyright law, and identifies print and electronic materials on the American federal copyright law system, focusing on the Copyright Act of 1976.


Since copyright law is so central to our information economy, both public and private organizations are involved in the political, legislative, and judicial process as it relates to copyright law and policy. The following list provides links to some of the most active organizations in the copyright field.


Industry Groups: Entertainment & Media

Library Associations

Library associations often have legislative advocacy offices that are active with regards to copyright issues.

Computers & Technology

See Other Groups & Resources, below, for other groups that also do work on issues of technology & copyright law.

Professional Associations (Legal)

Other Groups & Resources