Selected Copyright Statutes

The copyright laws are federal statutes and thus under Section 17 of the United States Code that protect artistic works and other creative works including films, music, sculptures, photographs, audiovisual works, and more. The copyright laws have not been updated since the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) passed in 1998. Our law firm has posted the most relevant statutes for internet companies and parties considering an action for copyright infringement. We make an effort to keep this public information up to date. However, we cannot warranty this information’s accuracy because the laws are always changing. Moreover, we disclaim all other warranties about the below information. The use of this site does not constitute legal advice and anything contained therein is for informational purposes only. This is not a complete compilation of the copyright laws; these are selected by the author/owner of this website as particularly of interest, if you are facing a legal problem, you should contact a lawyer.

17 U.S. Code § 101 – Definitions

17 U.S. Code § 504 – Remedies for infringement: Damages and profits

17 U.S. Code § 106 – Exclusive rights in copyrighted works

17 U.S. Code § 107 – Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use

17 U.S. Code § 512 – Limitations on liability relating to material online

17 U.S. Code § 1202 – Integrity of copyright management information