Dear T-Cubed associates: A heartfelt thank you and an earnest caution:
The thank you: I was extremely happy with the effort you put forward in suggesting sources. A bunch of them are below. I cannot add them all (there were so many!), soI selected the ones the group as a whole seemed to emphasize as being important. Crowd-sourcing the matter, I suppose.
The caution: In posting these materials I am relying on the depth and quality of your group recommendations. This page is built upon what you suggested based on your research, so I cannot say whether this is a complete or accurate list. Hopefully these are useful resources, but you are the copyright experts, not me. I may be the managing partner, but our firm’s success rests with you.
The Senior Partner.
Copyright Office in general
- Copyright Act of 1976 (as amended), including but not necessarily limited to:
- Section 101 definitions
- Section 103 compilations and derivative works
- Section 106 exclusive rights
- Sections 201-05 ownership and transfer
- Sections 302, 304, 305 re copyright duration of pre- and post-1976 Act works
- Sections 408-12 regarding registration and deposit as well as benefits
- Sections 701-09 regarding Copyright Office and fees
- Copyright Office regulations (esp. part 202)
Copyright registration practice
- Compendium III of Copyright Office practices (2014)
- Register a copyright
- Copyright paper forms
- Factsheets such as fees
- Circulars on a variety of registration topics and copyright status, including but not limited to Circular 1
- Study on copyright registration from 1960
- Nimmer on Copyright (many resources, available on Lexis).
- Patry on Copyright (many resources, available on Westlaw)
Page updated Sept. 25, 2015