Introduction to Copyright: What Copyright Covers (part 1 of 4)
From Ana Enriquez
The following resources relate to this video:
- Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution from the National Archives: Clause 8 is the Copyright Clause.
- Feist v. Rural from the Oyez Project: Feist is the Supreme Court case about the white pages of a phone book, which laid out the law of copyrightability.
- Chapter 300, Copyrightable Authorship, of The Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices: Page 13 of this chapter gives the example of copyrightable compilation consisting of a list of the author’s favorite restaurants.
- 17 U.S. Code § 102 – Subject matter of copyright: In general: Section 102(a) gives us the originality and fixation requirements. 102(b) is the list of items that are not copyrightable.
- 17 U.S. Code § 105 – Subject matter of copyright: United States Government works: Section 105 is what excludes nearly all works of the federal government from U.S. copyright.
- Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States: This chart from Cornell summarizes U.S. law pertaining to public domain status.
- Is it in the Public Domain?: This handbook from Berkeley gives definitions and examples related to public domain status.