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Whenever you need an authoritative answer to a copyright law question, turn first to the undisputed authority in the field: Nimmer on Copyright®.

Cited in more than 3100 decisions by U.S. federal and state courts, no other treatise is relied upon by judges as heavily as Nimmer on Copyright®. This definitive work on copyright law is a rich resource for the expert as well as the practitioner just beginning to explore the arena. Nimmer on Copyright® has appeal both to the domestic and international audience. Accompanying the emergence of global communications, U.S. copyright issues are increasingly relevant to foreign parties whose protected works are easily being transmitted from foreign locales into the U.S.

Everything you need to practice copyright law more confidently:

In-depth, comprehensive analysis of modern U.S. copyright law affecting printed works, plays and motion pictures, music, artistic property, software and digital content delivered over the Internet.

Up-to-date guidance on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act -- including copyright protection to combat piracy and rules to determine liability for online infringement.

Three updates throughout the year to incorporate all significant copyright law decisions into the text.

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Outstanding litigation forms provided by top intellectual property litigators.

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Table of Contents

VOLUME 1

Dedication and Tribute

In Memoriam

Preface to the 1978 Comprehensive Treatise Revision

Preface to the Original Edition

Publisher's Editorial Staff

Glossary of Abbreviations and Other References

Copyright Timeline

Overview: The Structure of U.S. Copyright Law

Chapter 1: Constitutional Aspects of Copyright

Chapter 2: Subject Matter of Copyright

Chapter 3: Derivative and Collective Works

Chapter 4: Publication

Chapter 5: Persons Entitled to Copyright

Chapter 6: Co-Ownership of Copyright

Chapter 6A: Community Property



VOLUME 2

Chapter 7: Statutory Formalities

Chapter 8: The Nature of the Rights Protected by Copyright

Chapter 8A: Semiconductor Chips and Boat Hulls

Chapter 8B: Audio Home Recording

Chapter 8C: State Law Rights



VOLUME 3

Chapter: 8D Moral Rights

Chapter: 8E Rights Against Bootlegging Musical Performances

Chapter: 9 Duration and Renewal of Copyright

Chapter: 9A Copyrights Restored from the Public Domain

Chapter: 10 Assignments, Licenses, and Other Transfers of Rights

Chapter: 11 Statutory Termination of Transfers and Nonexclusive Licenses

Chapter: 12 Infringement Actions -- Procedural Aspects



VOLUME 4

Chapter: 12A Copyright Protection Systems and Management Information

Chapter: 12B Liability for Online Copyright Infringement

Chapter: 13 Infringement Actions -- Substantive Aspects

Chapter: 14 Infringement Actions -- Remedies



VOLUME 5

Contributors to the Forms Volumes

Author's Preface

Introduction to the Forms

Chapter: 15 Criminal Actions

Chapter: 16 [Reserved]

Chapter: 17 Foreign and International Copyright

Chapter: 18 World Trade

Chapter: 19 Adjunct Doctrines

Chapter: 19A Bankruptcy

Chapter: 19B Taxation

Chapter: 19C Insurance

Chapter: 19D The Law of Ideas

Chapter: 19E Freedom of Speech

Chapter: 20 Coda: Copyright Around Us

Chapter: 21 [Reserved]



VOLUME 6

Chapter: 22 Search Reports

Chapter: 23 Motion Pictures

Chapter: 24 [Reserved]

Chapter: 25 Theater

Chapter: 26 Publishing

Chapter: 27 Computers

Chapter: 28 Fine Art

Chapter: 29 [Reserved]

Chapter: 30 Music

Chapter: 31 Introduction to Litigation Forms

Chapter: 32 Complaints and Related Materials

Chapter: 33 Responses to Demand Letters or Complaints

Chapter: 34 Responses to Counterclaim

Chapter: 35 Provisional and Related Relief

Chapter: 36 Discovery

Chapter: 37 Summary Adjudication

Chapter: 38 Pretrial Procedure

Chapter: 39 Trial

Chapter: 40 Settlement

Chapters: 41-46 [Reserved]

Chapter: 47 Criminal Actions



VOLUME 7

Appendix 1: The Constitutional Provision Regarding Copyright

Appendix 2: The Copyright Act of 1976 (as amended and codified)

Appendix 2A: Materials on the Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988

Appendix 2B: 1990 Statutes Affecting Copyright

Appendix 2C: 1992 Statutes Affecting Copyright

Appendix 2D: Materials on the Copyright Royalty Tribunal Reform Act of 1993

Appendix 2E: Materials on the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act

Appendix 2F: Materials on the Home Satellite Viewer Act of 1994

Appendix 2G: Materials on the Uruguay Round Agreements Act

Appendix 2H: Materials on the Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act of 1995

Appendix 2I: Materials on the Technical Corrections to Certain Provisions of Title 17, United
States Code

Appendix 2J: Materials on the No Electronic Theft (NET) Act

Appendix 2K: Materials on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Appendix 2L: Materials on 2004-2005 Amendments

Appendix 2M: Materials on 2006 Amendments

Appendix 2N: Materials on 2008 Amendments

Appendix 2O: Materials on 2009 Amendments

Appendix 2P: Materials on 2010 Amendments

Appendix 3: Copyright Office Regulations Promulgated under the Copyright Act of 1976 and Related Acts



VOLUME 8

Appendix 4: The House Report on the Copyright Act of 1976

Appendix 4A: The Senate Report on the Copyright Act of 1976

Appendix 5: The Conference Report on the Copyright Act of 1976

Appendix 6: The Copyright Act of 1909 (as amended and codified)

Appendix 7: Copyright Enactments Prior to the 1909 Act, Including the English Statute of Anne (1710) and Original State Statutes from 1783

Appendix 8: Renewal Term Extensions under the 1909 Copyright Act

Appendix 9: Selected Sections from the Judicial Code (28 U.S.C.) Relating to Copyright

Appendix 10: Copyright in Territories and Insular Possessions of the United States, Including Areas of Political Union

Appendix 11: Copyright Office Regulations: Promulgated under the Copyright Act of 1909

Appendix 12: United States Supreme Court Copyright Practice Rules (1909)

Appendix 13: The House Report on the Copyright Act of 1909

Appendix 14: Register's Report on the General Revision of the U.S. Copyright Law (1961)



VOLUME 9

Appendix 15: Supplementary Register's Report on the General Revision of the U.S. Copyright Law
(1965)

Appendix 16: Second Supplementary Register's Report on the General Revision of the U.S.
Copyright Law (1975)

Appendix 17: Letter to the Hon. Robert Kastenmeier, Chairman, Subcommittee on Courts, Civil
Liberties and the Administration of Justice from the Assistant Attorney General (July 27,
1976)

Appendix 18: The House Report on the Sound Recording Amendment of 1971

Appendix 19: The Satellite Distribution Treaty

Appendix 20: International Copyright Relations of the United States

Appendix 21 through 22: Reserved

Appendix 23: Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorized
Duplication of Their Phonograms -- List of Ratifications or Accessions

Appendix 24: The Universal Copyright Convention (Geneva Text -- September 6, 1952)

Appendix 25: The Universal Copyright Convention (Paris Text -- July 24, 1952)

Appendix 26: The Berne Convention (Brussels Text -- June 26, 1948)

Appendix 27: The Berne Convention (Paris Text -- July 24, 1971, as amended in 1979)

Appendix 28: The Buenos Aires Convention

Appendix 29: The Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorized
Duplication of their Phonograms

Appendix 30: The House Report on the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984

Appendix 31: The Conference Report on the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984

Appendix 32: The House Report on the Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988

Appendix 33: The Senate Statement on the Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988

Appendix 34: The House Statement on the Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988

Appendix 35: The Senate Report on the Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988

Appendix 36: The Senate Report on the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992

Appendix 37: The House Report on the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992



VOLUME 10

Appendix 38: The North American Free Trade Agreement, Chapter 17

Appendix 39: The House Report on the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation
Act

Appendix 40: International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations (The Rome Convention)

Appendix 41: Treaty on Intellectual Property in Respect of Integrated Circuits (The Washington Convention)

Appendix 42: The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights ("TRIPs")
(Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, Annex 1C)

Appendix 43: The Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes
("DSU") (Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, Annex 2)

Appendix 44: Selected Provisions of the Statement of Administrative Action

Appendix 45: The House Report on the Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act of
1995

Appendix 46: The Senate Report on the Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act of
1995

Appendix 47: The Senate Report on the Intellectual Property Bankruptcy Protection Act of
1988

Appendix 48 through 49: Reserved

Appendix 50: WIPO Copyright Treaty

Appendix 51: WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

Appendix 52: House Judiciary Committee Report on the DMCA

Appendix 53: House Commerce Committee Report on the DMCA

Appendix 54: Senate Judiciary Committee Report on the DMCA

Appendix 55: Section-by-Section Analysis of H.R. 2281

Appendix 56: Executive Report on WIPO Copyright Treaty

Appendix 57: Conference Report on DMCA



VOLUME 11

Appendix 58: Statement of the Librarian of Congress Relating to Section 1201

Appendix 59: 2000 Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for
Access Control Technologies

Appendix 60: 2003 Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for
Access Control Technologies

Appendix 61: 2006 Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for
Access Control Technologies

Appendix 61A 2010 Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies

Appendix 61B 2012 Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies

Appendix 62: Copyright Office Section 104 Report August 2001

Appendix 63: House Report on Vessel Hull Design Protection Act

Appendix 64: Copyright Office Report on Vessel Hull Design Protection Act November 2003

Appendix 65: House Report on Copyright Term Extension Act

Appendix 66: Senate Report on Copyright Term Extension Act

Table of References to Title 17 (1976 Act)

Table of References to Title 37 C.F.R.

Table of References to 1909 Copyright Act

Table of References to Title 17, Supp.

Comparative Table of Section Numbers

Table of Cases

Index