Copyright Law serves to protect certain works from unauthorized copying. Primarily regulated by federal law, copyright is largely governed by the Copyright Act of 1976. Because of the preemption provision of the 1976 Act, state copyright laws typically extend to governing additional rights not covered by the federal law.
To begin your research, it is recommended that you select a secondary source to familiarize yourself with the broad concepts and goals of Copyright Law. A secondary source or current awareness service can also point you toward an emerging or "hot topic" in the fields of copyright or intellectual property that you can use as a topic for your paper.
Extremely concise overview of general principles and intent of American copyright law.
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