Most of federal copyright law is found in the Copyright Act of 1976 and its various amendments:
Slip Law:Pub. L. 94-533
Session Law: 90 Stat. 2541
Available from HeinOnline
Codified in Title 17 of the U.S. Code.
In addition to Bloomberg Law, Lexis and Westlaw, the copyright laws can be found at:
Amendments and additions to the 1976 Act include:
Before you begin searching for legislative history on your own, there are a couple databases you should check to see if someone has already compiled one. Some of these resources include:
HeinOnline U.S. Federal Legislative History Library
Look for "Federal Copyright Law"
Widener Library Catalog
Search for "legislative history copyright"
Generally, copyright regulations are found in Title 37, Parts 201 - 270 of the Code of Federal Regulations. In addition to Bloomberg Law, Lexis and Westlaw, copyright regulations can be found on:
Notices from the Federal Register dealing with copyright law can be found in the following places:
Copyright opinions are grouped together and available through several online databases, including:
Bloomberg Law Copyright practice center
Copyright opinions can be searched by Court, and opinions can be found in several IP and copyright publications including BNA's Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal.
BNA United States Patent Quarterly
Current copyright-related opinions organized by topic
CCH Copyright Law Reporter
This service combines laws, regulations, news, and copyright-related opinions.