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Copyright Law derives from the Copyright Clause of the Constitution, Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, which states:
“The Congress shall have Power [. . .] To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries”.
Full text of federal laws, precedent-setting court decisions, annotated explanations, Copyright Office forms, official circulars and reference materials. Available from Westlaw, only search is available.
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