Copyright Law of the United States

Note: H.R. 5728, the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-200) signed into law December 4, 2014, amended title 17. These changes are not yet reflected in the text below.
Complete version of the U.S. Copyright Law, December 2011 [size 2 MB]


Format Description
Preface: Amendments to Title 17 since 1976
Chapter 1: Subject Matter and Scope of Copyright
Chapter 2: Copyright Ownership and Transfer
Chapter 3: Duration of Copyright
Chapter 4: Copyright Notice, Deposit, and Registration
Chapter 5: Copyright Infringement and Remedies
Chapter 6: Importation and Exportation
Chapter 7: Copyright Office
Chapter 8: Proceedings by Copyright Royalty Judges
Chapter 9: Protection of Semiconductor Chip Products
Chapter 10: Digital Audio Recording Devices and Media
Chapter 11: Sound Recordings and Music Videos
Chapter 12: Copyright Protection and Management Systems
Chapter 13: Protection of Original Designs
Appendix A: The Copyright Act of 1976
Appendix B: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998
Appendix C: The Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004
Appendix D: The Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004
Appendix E: The Intellectual Property Protection and Courts Amendments Act of 2004
Appendix F: The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008
Appendix G: The Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010
Appendix H: Title 18 — Crimes and Criminal Procedure, U. S. Code
Appendix I: Title 28 — Judiciary and Judicial Procedure, U. S. Code
Appendix J: Title 44 — Public Printing and Documents, U. S. Code
Appendix K: The Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988
Appendix L: The Uruguay Round Agreements Act of 1994
Appendix M: GATT⁄Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) Agreement, Part II
Appendix N: Definition of “Berne Convention Work