<

United States Copyright Law

Table of contents
Chapter One. SUBJECT MATTER AND SCOPE OF COPYRIGHT
1.1 - §101. Definitions
1.2 - §102. Subject matter of copyright: In general
1.3 - §103. Subject matter of copyright: Compilations and derivative works
1.4 - §104. Subject matter of copyright: National origin
1.5 - §104A. Copyright in restored works
1.6 - §105. Subject matter of copyright: United States Government works
1.7 - §106. Exclusive rights in copyrighted works
1.8 - §106A. Rights of certain authors to attribution and integrity
1.9 - §107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use
1.10 - §108. Limitations on exclusive rights: Reproduction by libraries and archives
1.11 - §109. Limitations on exclusive rights: Effect of transfer of particular copy or phonorecord
1.12 - §110. Limitations on exclusive rights: Exemption of certain performances and displays
1.13 - §111. Limitations on exclusive rights: Secondary transmissions of broadcast programming by cable
1.14 - §112. Limitations on exclusive rights: Ephemeral recordings
1.15 - §113. Scope of exclusive rights in pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works
1.16 - §114. Scope of exclusive rights in sound recordings
1.17 - §115.Scope of exclusive rights in nondramatic musical works: Compulsory license for making and distributing phonorecords
1.18 - §116. Negotiated licenses for public performances by means of coin-operated phonorecord players
1.19 - [§116A. Renumbered §116]
1.20 - §117. Limitations on exclusive rights: Computer programs
1.21 - §118. Scope of exclusive rights: Use of certain works in connection with noncommercial broadcasting
1.22 - §119. Limitations on exclusive rights: Secondary transmissions of distant television programming by satellite
1.23 - §120. Scope of exclusive rights in architectural works
1.24 - §121. Limitations on exclusive rights: Reproduction for blind or other people with disabilities
1.25 - §122. Limitations on exclusive rights: Secondary transmissions of local television programming by satellite
Chapter Two. COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP AND TRANSFER
2.1 - §201. Ownership of copyright
2.2 - §202. Ownership of copyright as distinct from ownership of material object
2.3 - §203. Termination of transfers and licenses granted by the author
2.4 - §204. Execution of transfers of copyright ownership
2.5 - §205. Recordation of transfers and other documents
Chapter Three. DURATION OF COPYRIGHT
3.1 - §301. Preemption with respect to other laws
3.2 - §302. Duration of copyright: Works created on or after January 1, 1978
3.3 - §303. Duration of copyright: Works created but not published or copyrighted before January 1, 1978
3.4 - §304. Duration of copyright: Subsisting copyrights
3.5 - §305. Duration of copyright: Terminal date
Chapter Four. COPYRIGHT NOTICE, DEPOSIT, AND REGISTRATION
4.1 - §401. Notice of copyright: Visually perceptible copies
4.2 - §402. Notice of copyright: Phonorecords of sound recordings
4.3 - §403. Notice of copyright: Publications incorporating United States Government works
4.4 - §404. Notice of copyright: Contributions to collective works
4.5 - §405. Notice of copyright: Omission of notice on certain copies and phonorecords
4.6 - §406. Notice of copyright: Error in name or date on certain copies and phonorecords
4.7 - §407. Deposit of copies or phonorecords for Library of Congress
4.8 - §408. Copyright registration in general
4.9 - §409. Application for copyright registration
4.10 - §410. Registration of claim and issuance of certificate
4.11 - §411. Registration and civil infringement actions
4.12 - §412. Registration as prerequisite to certain remedies for infringement
Chapter Five. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND REMEDIES
5.1 - §501. Infringement of copyright
5.2 - §502. Remedies for infringement: Injunctions
5.3 - §503. Remedies for infringement: Impounding and disposition of infringing articles
5.4 - §504. Remedies for infringement: Damages and profits
5.5 - §505. Remedies for infringement: Costs and attorney's fees
5.6 - §506. Criminal offenses
5.7 - §507. Limitations on actions
5.8 - §508. Notification of filing and determination of actions
5.9 - [§509. Repealed. Pub. L. 110–403, title II, §201(b)(1), Oct. 13, 2008, 122 Stat. 4260]
5.10 - §510. Remedies for alteration of programming by cable systems
5.11 - §511. Liability of States, instrumentalities of States, and State officials for infringement of copyright
5.12 - §512. Limitations on liability relating to material online
5.13 - §513. Determination of reasonable license fees for individual proprietors
Chapter Six. IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION
6.1 - [§601. Repealed. Pub. L. 111–295, §4(a), Dec. 9, 2010, 124 Stat. 3180]
6.2 - §602. Infringing importation or exportation of copies or phonorecords
6.3 - §603. Importation prohibitions: Enforcement and disposition of excluded articles
Chapter Seven. COPYRIGHT OFFICE
7.1 - §701. The Copyright Office: General responsibilities and organization
7.2 - §702. Copyright Office regulations
7.3 - §703. Effective date of actions in Copyright Office
7.4 - §704. Retention and disposition of articles deposited in Copyright Office
7.5 - §705. Copyright Office records: Preparation, maintenance, public inspection, and searching
7.6 - §706. Copies of Copyright Office records
7.7 - §707. Copyright Office forms and publications
7.8 - §708. Copyright Office fees
7.9 - §709. Delay in delivery caused by disruption of postal or other services
7.10 - [§710. Repealed. Pub. L. 106–379, §3(a)(1), Oct. 27, 2000, 114 Stat. 1445]
Chapter Eight. PROCEEDINGS BY COPYRIGHT ROYALTY JUDGES
8.1 - §801. Copyright Royalty Judges; appointment and functions
8.2 - §802. Copyright Royalty Judgeships; staff
8.3 - §803. Proceedings of Copyright Royalty Judges
8.4 - §804. Institution of proceedings
8.5 - §805. General rule for voluntarily negotiated agreements
Chapter Nine. PROTECTION OF SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP PRODUCTS
9.1 - §901. Definitions
9.2 - §902. Subject matter of protection
9.3 - §903. Ownership, transfer, licensing, and recordation
9.4 - §904. Duration of protection
9.5 - §905. Exclusive rights in mask works
9.6 - §906. Limitation on exclusive rights: reverse engineering; first sale
9.7 - §907. Limitation on exclusive rights: innocent infringement
9.8 - §908. Registration of claims of protection
9.9 - §909. Mask work notice
9.10 - §910. Enforcement of exclusive rights
9.11 - §911. Civil actions
9.12 - §912. Relation to other laws
9.13 - §913. Transitional provisions
9.14 - §914. International transitional provisions
Chapter Ten. DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDING DEVICES AND MEDIA
10.1 - DEFINITIONS
10.1.1 - §1001. Definitions
10.2 - COPYING CONTROLS
10.2.1 - §1002. Incorporation of copying controls
10.3 - ROYALTY PAYMENTS
10.3.1 - §1003. Obligation to make royalty payments
10.3.2 - §1004. Royalty payments
10.3.3 - §1005. Deposit of royalty payments and deduction of expenses
10.3.4 - §1006. Entitlement to royalty payments
10.3.5 - §1007. Procedures for distributing royalty payments
10.4 - PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN INFRINGEMENT ACTIONS, REMEDIES, AND ARBITRATION
10.4.1 - §1008. Prohibition on certain infringement actions
10.4.2 - §1009. Civil remedies
10.4.3 - §1010. Determination of certain disputes
Chapter Eleven. SOUND RECORDINGS AND MUSIC VIDEOS
11.1 - §1101. Unauthorized fixation and trafficking in sound recordings and music videos
Chapter Twelve. COPYRIGHT PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
12.1 - §1201. Circumvention of copyright protection systems
12.2 - §1202. Integrity of copyright management information
12.3 - §1203. Civil remedies
12.4 - §1204. Criminal offenses and penalties
12.5 - §1205. Savings clause
Chapter Thirteen. PROTECTION OF ORIGINAL DESIGNS
13.1 - §1301. Designs protected
13.2 - §1302. Designs not subject to protection
13.3 - §1303. Revisions, adaptations, and rearrangements
13.4 - §1304. Commencement of protection
13.5 - §1305. Term of protection
13.6 - §1306. Design notice
13.7 - §1307. Effect of omission of notice
13.8 - §1308. Exclusive rights
13.9 - §1309. Infringement
13.10 - §1310. Application for registration
13.11 - §1311. Benefit of earlier filing date in foreign country
13.12 - §1312. Oaths and acknowledgments
13.13 - §1313. Examination of application and issue or refusal of registration
13.14 - §1314. Certification of registration
13.15 - §1315. Publication of announcements and indexes
13.16 - §1316. Fees
13.17 - §1317. Regulations
13.18 - §1318. Copies of records
13.19 - §1319. Correction of errors in certificates
13.20 - §1320. Ownership and transfer
13.21 - §1321. Remedy for infringement
13.22 - §1322. Injunctions
13.23 - §1323. Recovery for infringement
13.24 - §1324. Power of court over registration
13.25 - §1325. Liability for action on registration fraudulently obtained
13.26 - §1326. Penalty for false marking
13.27 - §1327. Penalty for false representation
13.28 - §1328. Enforcement by Treasury and Postal Service
13.29 - §1329. Relation to design patent law
13.30 - §1330. Common law and other rights unaffected
13.31 - §1331. Administrator; Office of the Administrator
13.32 - §1332. No retroactive effect
United States Copyright Law
1st Edition
eLangdell Press
© 2018 CALI eLangdell Press, www.cali.org. Subject to an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA
Table Of Contents
  • Introduction - COPYRIGHTS
  • Chapter One - SUBJECT MATTER AND SCOPE OF COPYRIGHT
    • 1.1 - §101. Definitions
    • 1.2 - §102. Subject matter of copyright: In general
    • 1.3 - §103. Subject matter of copyright: Compilations and derivative works
    • 1.4 - §104. Subject matter of copyright: National origin
    • 1.5 - §104A. Copyright in restored works
    • 1.6 - §105. Subject matter of copyright: United States Government works
    • 1.7 - §106. Exclusive rights in copyrighted works
    • 1.8 - §106A. Rights of certain authors to attribution and integrity
    • 1.9 - §107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use
    • 1.10 - §108. Limitations on exclusive rights: Reproduction by libraries and archives
    • 1.11 - §109. Limitations on exclusive rights: Effect of transfer of particular copy or phonorecord
    • 1.12 - §110. Limitations on exclusive rights: Exemption of certain performances and displays
    • 1.13 - §111. Limitations on exclusive rights: Secondary transmissions of broadcast programming by cable
    • 1.14 - §112. Limitations on exclusive rights: Ephemeral recordings
    • 1.15 - §113. Scope of exclusive rights in pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works
    • 1.16 - §114. Scope of exclusive rights in sound recordings
    • 1.17 - §115.Scope of exclusive rights in nondramatic musical works: Compulsory license for making and distributing phonorecords
    • 1.18 - §116. Negotiated licenses for public performances by means of coin-operated phonorecord players
    • 1.19 - [§116A. Renumbered §116]
    • 1.20 - §117. Limitations on exclusive rights: Computer programs
    • 1.21 - §118. Scope of exclusive rights: Use of certain works in connection with noncommercial broadcasting
    • 1.22 - §119. Limitations on exclusive rights: Secondary transmissions of distant television programming by satellite
    • 1.23 - §120. Scope of exclusive rights in architectural works
    • 1.24 - §121. Limitations on exclusive rights: Reproduction for blind or other people with disabilities
    • 1.25 - §122. Limitations on exclusive rights: Secondary transmissions of local television programming by satellite
  • Chapter Two - COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP AND TRANSFER
    • 2.1 - §201. Ownership of copyright
    • 2.2 - §202. Ownership of copyright as distinct from ownership of material object
    • 2.3 - §203. Termination of transfers and licenses granted by the author
    • 2.4 - §204. Execution of transfers of copyright ownership
    • 2.5 - §205. Recordation of transfers and other documents
  • Chapter Three - DURATION OF COPYRIGHT
    • 3.1 - §301. Preemption with respect to other laws
    • 3.2 - §302. Duration of copyright: Works created on or after January 1, 1978
    • 3.3 - §303. Duration of copyright: Works created but not published or copyrighted before January 1, 1978
    • 3.4 - §304. Duration of copyright: Subsisting copyrights
    • 3.5 - §305. Duration of copyright: Terminal date
  • Chapter Four - COPYRIGHT NOTICE, DEPOSIT, AND REGISTRATION
    • 4.1 - §401. Notice of copyright: Visually perceptible copies
    • 4.2 - §402. Notice of copyright: Phonorecords of sound recordings
    • 4.3 - §403. Notice of copyright: Publications incorporating United States Government works
    • 4.4 - §404. Notice of copyright: Contributions to collective works
    • 4.5 - §405. Notice of copyright: Omission of notice on certain copies and phonorecords
    • 4.6 - §406. Notice of copyright: Error in name or date on certain copies and phonorecords
    • 4.7 - §407. Deposit of copies or phonorecords for Library of Congress
    • 4.8 - §408. Copyright registration in general
    • 4.9 - §409. Application for copyright registration
    • 4.10 - §410. Registration of claim and issuance of certificate
    • 4.11 - §411. Registration and civil infringement actions
    • 4.12 - §412. Registration as prerequisite to certain remedies for infringement
  • Chapter Five - COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND REMEDIES
    • 5.1 - §501. Infringement of copyright
    • 5.2 - §502. Remedies for infringement: Injunctions
    • 5.3 - §503. Remedies for infringement: Impounding and disposition of infringing articles
    • 5.4 - §504. Remedies for infringement: Damages and profits
    • 5.5 - §505. Remedies for infringement: Costs and attorney's fees
    • 5.6 - §506. Criminal offenses
    • 5.7 - §507. Limitations on actions
    • 5.8 - §508. Notification of filing and determination of actions
    • 5.9 - [§509. Repealed. Pub. L. 110–403, title II, §201(b)(1), Oct. 13, 2008, 122 Stat. 4260]
    • 5.10 - §510. Remedies for alteration of programming by cable systems
    • 5.11 - §511. Liability of States, instrumentalities of States, and State officials for infringement of copyright
    • 5.12 - §512. Limitations on liability relating to material online
    • 5.13 - §513. Determination of reasonable license fees for individual proprietors
  • Chapter Six - IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION
    • 6.1 - [§601. Repealed. Pub. L. 111–295, §4(a), Dec. 9, 2010, 124 Stat. 3180]
    • 6.2 - §602. Infringing importation or exportation of copies or phonorecords
    • 6.3 - §603. Importation prohibitions: Enforcement and disposition of excluded articles
  • Chapter Seven - COPYRIGHT OFFICE
    • 7.1 - §701. The Copyright Office: General responsibilities and organization
    • 7.2 - §702. Copyright Office regulations
    • 7.3 - §703. Effective date of actions in Copyright Office
    • 7.4 - §704. Retention and disposition of articles deposited in Copyright Office
    • 7.5 - §705. Copyright Office records: Preparation, maintenance, public inspection, and searching
    • 7.6 - §706. Copies of Copyright Office records
    • 7.7 - §707. Copyright Office forms and publications
    • 7.8 - §708. Copyright Office fees
    • 7.9 - §709. Delay in delivery caused by disruption of postal or other services
    • 7.10 - [§710. Repealed. Pub. L. 106–379, §3(a)(1), Oct. 27, 2000, 114 Stat. 1445]
  • Chapter Eight - PROCEEDINGS BY COPYRIGHT ROYALTY JUDGES
    • 8.1 - §801. Copyright Royalty Judges; appointment and functions
    • 8.2 - §802. Copyright Royalty Judgeships; staff
    • 8.3 - §803. Proceedings of Copyright Royalty Judges
    • 8.4 - §804. Institution of proceedings
    • 8.5 - §805. General rule for voluntarily negotiated agreements
  • Chapter Nine - PROTECTION OF SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP PRODUCTS
    • 9.1 - §901. Definitions
    • 9.2 - §902. Subject matter of protection
    • 9.3 - §903. Ownership, transfer, licensing, and recordation
    • 9.4 - §904. Duration of protection
    • 9.5 - §905. Exclusive rights in mask works
    • 9.6 - §906. Limitation on exclusive rights: reverse engineering; first sale
    • 9.7 - §907. Limitation on exclusive rights: innocent infringement
    • 9.8 - §908. Registration of claims of protection
    • 9.9 - §909. Mask work notice
    • 9.10 - §910. Enforcement of exclusive rights
    • 9.11 - §911. Civil actions
    • 9.12 - §912. Relation to other laws
    • 9.13 - §913. Transitional provisions
    • 9.14 - §914. International transitional provisions
  • Chapter Ten - DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDING DEVICES AND MEDIA
    • 10.1 - DEFINITIONS
      • 10.1.1 - §1001. Definitions
    • 10.2 - COPYING CONTROLS
      • 10.2.1 - §1002. Incorporation of copying controls
    • 10.3 - ROYALTY PAYMENTS
      • 10.3.1 - §1003. Obligation to make royalty payments
      • 10.3.2 - §1004. Royalty payments
      • 10.3.3 - §1005. Deposit of royalty payments and deduction of expenses
      • 10.3.4 - §1006. Entitlement to royalty payments
      • 10.3.5 - §1007. Procedures for distributing royalty payments
    • 10.4 - PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN INFRINGEMENT ACTIONS, REMEDIES, AND ARBITRATION
      • 10.4.1 - §1008. Prohibition on certain infringement actions
      • 10.4.2 - §1009. Civil remedies
      • 10.4.3 - §1010. Determination of certain disputes
  • Chapter Eleven - SOUND RECORDINGS AND MUSIC VIDEOS
    • 11.1 - §1101. Unauthorized fixation and trafficking in sound recordings and music videos
  • Chapter Twelve - COPYRIGHT PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
    • 12.1 - §1201. Circumvention of copyright protection systems
    • 12.2 - §1202. Integrity of copyright management information
    • 12.3 - §1203. Civil remedies
    • 12.4 - §1204. Criminal offenses and penalties
    • 12.5 - §1205. Savings clause
  • Chapter Thirteen - PROTECTION OF ORIGINAL DESIGNS
    • 13.1 - §1301. Designs protected
    • 13.2 - §1302. Designs not subject to protection
    • 13.3 - §1303. Revisions, adaptations, and rearrangements
    • 13.4 - §1304. Commencement of protection
    • 13.5 - §1305. Term of protection
    • 13.6 - §1306. Design notice
    • 13.7 - §1307. Effect of omission of notice
    • 13.8 - §1308. Exclusive rights
    • 13.9 - §1309. Infringement
    • 13.10 - §1310. Application for registration
    • 13.11 - §1311. Benefit of earlier filing date in foreign country
    • 13.12 - §1312. Oaths and acknowledgments
    • 13.13 - §1313. Examination of application and issue or refusal of registration
    • 13.14 - §1314. Certification of registration
    • 13.15 - §1315. Publication of announcements and indexes
    • 13.16 - §1316. Fees
    • 13.17 - §1317. Regulations
    • 13.18 - §1318. Copies of records
    • 13.19 - §1319. Correction of errors in certificates
    • 13.20 - §1320. Ownership and transfer
    • 13.21 - §1321. Remedy for infringement
    • 13.22 - §1322. Injunctions
    • 13.23 - §1323. Recovery for infringement
    • 13.24 - §1324. Power of court over registration
    • 13.25 - §1325. Liability for action on registration fraudulently obtained
    • 13.26 - §1326. Penalty for false marking
    • 13.27 - §1327. Penalty for false representation
    • 13.28 - §1328. Enforcement by Treasury and Postal Service
    • 13.29 - §1329. Relation to design patent law
    • 13.30 - §1330. Common law and other rights unaffected
    • 13.31 - §1331. Administrator; Office of the Administrator
    • 13.32 - §1332. No retroactive effect
Introduction
COPYRIGHTS

 

Introduction.1. Preface

The United States Copyright Code appears in Title 17 of the United State Code.  This publication was made with data provided by the United States government on the Office of Law Revision Counsel Bulk US Code page at: http://uscodebeta.house.gov/download/download.shtml  

This title is current through July 31, 2014.  All updates to this material will appear at the above URL. 

Introduction.2. Notices

This work is licensed and published by CALI eLangdell Press under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. CALI and CALI eLangdell Press reserve under copyright all rights not expressly granted by this Creative Commons license. CALI and CALI eLangdell Press do not assert copyright in US Government works or other public domain material included herein. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available through feedback@cali.org.

cc

In brief, the terms of that license are that you may copy, distribute, and display this work, or make derivative works, so long as

  • you give CALI eLangdell Press and the author credit;
  • you do not use this work for commercial purposes; and
  • you distribute any works derived from this one under the same licensing terms as this.

CALI® and eLangdell® are United States federally registered trademarks owned by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. The cover art design is a copyrighted work of CALI, all rights reserved. The CALI graphical logo is a trademark and may not be used without permission.

Should you create derivative works based on the text of this book or other Creative Commons materials therein, you may not use this book’s cover art and the aforementioned logos, or any derivative thereof, to imply endorsement or otherwise without written permission from CALI.

This material does not contain nor is intended to be legal advice. Users seeking legal advice should consult with a licensed attorney in their jurisdiction. The editors have endeavored to provide complete and accurate information in this book. However, CALI does not warrant that the information provided is complete and accurate. CALI disclaims all liability to any person for any loss caused by errors or omissions in this collection of information.

TITLE 17—COPYRIGHTS

This title was enacted by act July 30, 1947, ch. 391, 61 Stat. 652, and was revised in its entirety by Pub. L. 94–553, title I, §101, Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2541

Chap.   Sec.
1. Subject Matter and Scope of Copyright 101
2. Copyright Ownership and Transfer 201
3. Duration of Copyright 301
4. Copyright Notice, Deposit, and Registration 401
5. Copyright Infringement and Remedies 501
6. Importation and Exportation 601
7. Copyright Office 701
8. Proceedings by Copyright Royalty Judges 801
9. Protection of Semiconductor Chip Products 901
10. Digital Audio Recording Devices and Media 1001
11. Sound Recordings and Music Videos 1101
12. Copyright Protection and Management Systems 1201
13. Protection of Original Designs 1301

 

Introduction.3. Amendments

2010—Pub. L. 111–295, §4(b)(1)(B), Dec. 9, 2010, 124 Stat. 3180, substituted "Importation and Exportation" for "Manufacturing Requirements, Importation, and Exportation" in item relating to chapter 6.

2008—Pub. L. 110–403, title I, §105(c)(3), Oct. 13, 2008, 122 Stat. 4260, substituted "Manufacturing Requirements, Importation, and Exportation" for "Manufacturing Requirements and Importation" in item relating to chapter 6.

2004—Pub. L. 108–419, §3(b), Nov. 30, 2004, 118 Stat. 2361, substituted "Proceedings by Copyright Royalty Judges" for "Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels" in item relating to chapter 8.

1998—Pub. L. 105–304, title I, §103(b), title V, §503(a), Oct. 28, 1998, 112 Stat. 2876, 2916, added items relating to chapters 12 and 13.

1997—Pub. L. 105–80, §12(a)(1), Nov. 13, 1997, 111 Stat. 1534, substituted "Requirements" for "Requirement" in item relating to chapter 6, "Arbitration Royalty Panels" for "Royalty Tribunal" in item relating to chapter 8, and "Semiconductor Chip Products" for "semiconductor chip products" in item relating to chapter 9, and added item relating to chapter 10.

1994—Pub. L. 103–465, title V, §512(b), Dec. 8, 1994, 108 Stat. 4974, added item relating to chapter 11.

1984—Pub. L. 98–620, title III, §303, Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3356, added item relating to chapter 9.

TABLE I
 This Table lists the sections of former Title 17, Copyrights, and indicates the sections of Title 17, as enacted in 1947, which covered similar and related subject matter.

Title 17

Former Sections

Title 17

1947 Revision Sections

1

1

2

2

3

3

4

4

5

5

6

7

7

8

8

9

9

10

10

11

11

12

12

13

13

14

14

15

15

16

16

17

17

18

18

19

19

20

20

21

21

22

22

23

23

24

24

Rep.

25

101

26

102

27

103

28

104

29

105

30

106

31

107

32

108

33

109

34

110

35

111

36

112

37

113

38

114

39

115

40

116

41

27

42

28

43

29

44

30

45

31

46

32

47

201

48

202

49

203

50

204

51

205

52

206

53

207

54

208

55

209

56

210

57

211

58

212

59

213

60

214

61

215

62

26

63

6

64

6

65

25

 

TABLE II

This Table lists the sections of former Title 17, Copyrights, and indicates the sections of Title 17, as revised in 1976, which cover similar and related subject matter.

Title 17

1947 Revision Sections

Title 17

New Sections

1

106, 116

2

301

3

102, 103

4

102

5

102

6

102

7

103

8

104, 105, 303

9

104

10

401

11

410

12

408

13

407, 411

14

407

15

407

16

601

17

407

18

407, 506

19

401

20

401, 402

21

405

22

601

23

601

24

203, 301 et seq.

25

301 et seq.

26

101

27

109, 202

28

201, 204

29

204

30

205

31

205

32

201

101

412, 501–504

102

Rep. See T. 28 §1338

103

Rep. See F.R. Civ. Proc.

104

110, 506

105

506

106

602

107

602

108

603

109

603

110

Rep. See T. 28 §1338

111

Rep. See T. 28 §1400

112

502

113

502

114

502

115

507

116

505

201

701(a)

202

701(a)

203

708(c)

204

Rep.

205

701(c)

206

701(b)

207

702

208

705

209

407, 410

210

707

211

707

212

705

213

704

214

704

215

708(a), (b)

216

703

 

Prior Provisions

Title 17, as enacted by act July 30, 1947, ch. 391, 61 Stat. 652, consisting of sections 1 to 32, 101 to 116, and 201 to 216, as amended through 1976, and section 203, as amended by Pub. L. 95–94, title IV, §406(a), Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 682, terminated Jan. 1, 1978.

Effective Date​

Pub. L. 94–553, title I, §102, Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2598, provided that: "This Act [enacting this title and section 170 of Title 2, The Congress, amending section 131 of Title 2, section 290e of Title 15, Commerce and Trade, section 2318 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, section 543 of Title 26, Internal Revenue Code, section 1498 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure, sections 3203 and 3206 of Title 39, Postal Service, and sections 505 and 2117 of Title 44, Public Printing and Documents, and enacting provisions set out as notes below and under sections 104, 115, 304, 401, 407, 410, and 501 of this title] becomes effective on January 1, 1978, except as otherwise expressly provided by this Act, including provisions of the first section of this Act. The provisions of sections 118, 304(b), and chapter 8 of title 17, as amended by the first section of this Act, take effect upon enactment of this Act [Oct. 19, 1976]."

Separability

Pub. L. 94–553, title I, §115, Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2602, provided that: "If any provision of title 17 [this title], as amended by the first section of this Act, is declared unconstitutional, the validity of the remainder of this title is not affected."

Authorization of Appropriations

Pub. L. 94–553, title I, §114, Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2602, provided that: "There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such funds as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act [this title]."

Lost and Expired Copyrights; Recording Rights

Pub. L. 94–553, title I, §103, Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2599, provided that: "This Act [enacting this title] does not provide copyright protection for any work that goes into the public domain before January 1, 1978. The exclusive rights, as provided by section 106 of title 17 as amended by the first section of this Act, to reproduce a work in phonorecords and to distribute phonorecords of the work, do not extend to any nondramatic musical work copyrighted before July 1, 1909."

Purchase this material to get access to the full version

Add to cart

Showing only first chapter for book preview.