Statutes, Rules and related sources: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)
- Copyright, resources from the United States Copyright Office.
- Copyright, from Wex, the legal encyclopedia from the Legal Information Institute at Cornell.
- Copyright Legal Treatises
- Copyright Information and Resources, from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
- Copyright Law and Public Domain, from Nolo.
- Copyright Law FAQS, Minnesota State Bar Association, Find a Lawyer Video FAQs.
- Copyright questions and answers for information professionals: from the columns of Against the Grain - Gasaway, Laura N. - KF3030.1 .G375 2013.
- Do I need to register my work to copyright it? Minnesota State Bar Association, Find A Lawyer Video FAQs.
- Fair Use, resources from the Center for Social Media.
- Fishman, Stephen. The Copyright Handbook: What Every Writer Needs to Know (12th ed., Nolo 2014). KF2995 .F53 2014.
- I have an idea I want to protect; what do I do?, Minnesota State Bar Association, Find A Lawyer Video FAQs.
- LaFrance, Mary. Copyright Law in a Nutshell (3rd ed., West 2017). KF2994 .L34 2017
- Public Domain: How to find & use copyright free writings, music, art, & more, 7th ed. - Fishman, Stephen - NOLO - KF3022 .F575 2014.
- Patent, copyright & trademark - Richard Stim KF2980 .E44 2016.
- Search copyright information for works registered and documents recorded by the U.S. Copyright Office since January 1, 1978.
- Understanding Copyright, 6th ed. - Ruandolph, Mary - KF2994 .L43 2014.
- What's Wrong with Copying? K 1447.15 .D73 2015 (Harvard U. Press, 2015).
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