May 25, 2022

U.S. Copyright Office Releases Updated Online Edition of Copyright Law of the United States and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code

From the U.S. Copyright Office:

Acting Register of Copyrights Maria Strong has released an updated version of Copyright Law of the United States and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code. Also known as Circular 92, this publication contains the text of Title 17 of The United States Code, including all amendments enacted by Congress through March 27, 2020.

Significant copyright legislation enacted since the last printed edition of this circular in December 2016 includes the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act and the Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act, both signed into law in October 2018; the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, the Satellite Television Community Protection and Promotion Act of 2019, and the Library of Congress Technical Corrections Act of 2019, all signed into law in December 2019; and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, signed into law in March 2020.

A digital version of the publication is now available on the Copyright Office website in pdf format, and a searchable html file will be available shortly.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Office is unable to release a printed version at this time, but one is forthcoming.

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