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Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright


The Library of Congress offers an animated examination of copyright in the United States of America via these short videos for use in the classroom. They offer educators a resource for discussing copyright with students of various ages. Plain-text versions are also available. The videos cover topics inclduing copyright basics, milestones in copyright law, and the steps taken to r ...

U.S.Copyright Office


Copyright protects the work of authors for a period of time. "To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries" (U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8).

The Copyright Office website at the Library of Congress describes the operations and practices of the Office and gives informatio ...

United States Department of State, Treaties in Force


The U.S. is a party of numerous treaties related to copyright and intellectual property. Treaties in Force, published annually by the Department of State, provides information on treaties and other international agreements to which the United States has become a party and which are carried on the records of the Department of State as being in force as of January 1 of each year.