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Title 17 - Copyrights

Chapter 1 - Subject Matter and Scope of Copyright
§ 101 Definitions
§ 102 Subject matter of copyright: In general
§ 103 Subject matter of copyright: Compilations and derivative works
§ 104 Subject matter of copyright: National origin
§ 104A Copyright in restored works
§ 105 Subject matter of copyright: United States Government works
§ 106 Exclusive rights in copyrighted works
§ 106A Rights of certain authors to attribution and integrity
§ 107 Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use
§ 108 Limitations on exclusive rights: Reproduction by libraries and archives
§ 109 Limitations on exclusive rights: Effect of transfer of particular copy or phonorecord
§ 110 Limitations on exclusive rights: Exemption of certain performances and displays
§ 111 Limitations on exclusive rights: Secondary transmissions
§ 112 Limitations on exclusive rights: Ephemeral recordings
§ 113 Scope of exclusive rights in pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works
§ 114 Scope of exclusive rights in sound recordings
§ 115 Scope of exclusive rights in nondramatic musical works: Compulsory license for making and distributing phonorecords
§ 116 Negotiated licenses for public performances by means of coin-operated phonorecord players
§ 117 Limitations on exclusive rights: Computer programs
§ 118 Scope of exclusive rights: Use of certain works in connection with noncommercial broadcasting
§ 119 Limitations on exclusive rights: Secondary transmissions of superstations and network stations for private home viewing
§ 120 Scope of exclusive rights in architectural works
§ 121 Limitations on exclusive rights: Reproduction for blind or other people with disabilities
§ 122 Limitations on exclusive rights: Secondary transmissions by satellite carriers within local markets
Chapter 2 - Copyright Ownership and Transfer
§ 201 Ownership of copyright
§ 202 Ownership of copyright as distinct from ownership of material object
§ 203 Termination of transfers and licenses granted by the author
§ 204 Execution of transfers of copyright ownership
§ 205 Recordation of transfers and other documents
Chapter 3 - Duration of Copyright
§ 301 Preemption with respect to other laws
§ 302 Duration of copyright: Works created on or after January 1, 1978
§ 303 Duration of copyright: Works created but not published or copyrighted before January 1, 1978
§ 304 Duration of copyright: Subsisting copyrights
§ 305 Duration of copyright: Terminal date
Chapter 4 - Copyright Notice, Deposit, and Registration
§ 401 Notice of copyright: Visually perceptible copies
§ 402 Notice of copyright: Phonorecords of sound recordings
§ 403 Notice of copyright: Publications incorporating United States Government works
§ 404 Notice of copyright: Contributions to collective works
§ 405 Notice of copyright: Omission of notice on certain copies and phonorecords
§ 406 Notice of copyright: Error in name or date on certain copies and phonorecords
§ 407 Deposit of copies or phonorecords for Library of Congress
§ 408 Copyright registration in general
§ 409 Application for copyright registration
§ 410 Registration of claim and issuance of certificate
§ 411 Registration and civil infringement actions
§ 412 Registration as prerequisite to certain remedies for infringement
Chapter 5 - Copyright Infringement and Remedies
§ 501 Infringement of copyright
§ 502 Remedies for infringement: Injunctions
§ 503 Remedies for infringement: Impounding and disposition of infringing articles
§ 504 Remedies for infringement: Damages and profits
§ 505 Remedies for infringement: Costs and attorney’s fees
§ 506 Criminal offenses
§ 507 Limitations on actions
§ 508 Notification of filing and determination of actions
§ 510 Remedies for alteration of programming by cable systems
§ 511 Liability of States, instrumentalities of States, and State officials for infringement of copyright
§ 512 Limitations on liability relating to material online
§ 513 Determination of reasonable license fees for individual proprietors
Chapter 6 - Manufacturing Requirements, Importation, and Exportation
§ 601 Manufacture, importation, and public distribution of certain copies
§ 602 Infringing importation or exportation of copies or phonorecords
§ 603 Importation prohibitions: Enforcement and disposition of excluded articles
Chapter 7 - Copyright Office
§ 701 The Copyright Office: General responsibilities and organization
§ 702 Copyright Office regulations
§ 703 Effective date of actions in Copyright Office
§ 704 Retention and disposition of articles deposited in Copyright Office
§ 705 Copyright Office records: Preparation, maintenance, public inspection, and searching
§ 706 Copies of Copyright Office records
§ 707 Copyright Office forms and publications
§ 708 Copyright Office fees
§ 709 Delay in delivery caused by disruption of postal or other services
Chapter 8 - Proceedings by Copyright Royalty Judges
§ 801 Copyright Royalty Judges; appointment and functions
§ 802 Copyright Royalty Judgeships; staff
§ 803 Proceedings of Copyright Royalty Judges
§ 804 Institution of proceedings
§ 805 General rule for voluntarily negotiated agreements
Chapter 9 - Protection of Semiconductor Chip Products
§ 901 Definitions
§ 902 Subject matter of protection
§ 903 Ownership, transfer, licensing, and recordation
§ 904 Duration of protection
§ 905 Exclusive rights in mask works
§ 906 Limitation on exclusive rights: reverse engineering; first sale
§ 907 Limitation on exclusive rights: innocent infringement
§ 908 Registration of claims of protection
§ 909 Mask work notice
§ 910 Enforcement of exclusive rights
§ 911 Civil actions
§ 912 Relation to other laws
§ 913 Transitional provisions
§ 914 International transitional provisions
Chapter 10 - Digital Audio Recording Devices and Media
Subchapter A - Definitions
§ 1001 Definitions
Subchapter B - Copying Controls
§ 1002 Incorporation of copying controls
Subchapter C - Royalty Payments
§ 1003 Obligation to make royalty payments
§ 1004 Royalty payments
§ 1005 Deposit of royalty payments and deduction of expenses
§ 1006 Entitlement to royalty payments
§ 1007 Procedures for distributing royalty payments
Subchapter D - Prohibition on Certain Infringement Actions, Remedies, and Arbitration
§ 1008 Prohibition on certain infringement actions
§ 1009 Civil remedies
§ 1010 Determination of certain disputes
Chapter 12 - Copyright Protection and Management Systems
§ 1201 Circumvention of copyright protection systems
§ 1202 Integrity of copyright management information
§ 1203 Civil remedies
§ 1204 Criminal offenses and penalties
§ 1205 Savings clause
Chapter 13 - Protection of Original Designs
§ 1301 Designs protected
§ 1302 Designs not subject to protection
§ 1303 Revisions, adaptations, and rearrangements
§ 1304 Commencement of protection
§ 1305 Term of protection
§ 1306 Design notice
§ 1307 Effect of omission of notice
§ 1308 Exclusive rights
§ 1309 Infringement
§ 1310 Application for registration
§ 1311 Benefit of earlier filing date in foreign country
§ 1312 Oaths and acknowledgments
§ 1313 Examination of application and issue or refusal of registration
§ 1314 Certification of registration
§ 1315 Publication of announcements and indexes
§ 1316 Fees
§ 1317 Regulations
§ 1318 Copies of records
§ 1319 Correction of errors in certificates
§ 1320 Ownership and transfer
§ 1321 Remedy for infringement
§ 1322 Injunctions
§ 1323 Recovery for infringement
§ 1324 Power of court over registration
§ 1325 Liability for action on registration fraudulently obtained
§ 1326 Penalty for false marking
§ 1327 Penalty for false representation
§ 1328 Enforcement by Treasury and Postal Service
§ 1329 Relation to design patent law
§ 1330 Common law and other rights unaffected
§ 1331 Administrator; Office of the Administrator
§ 1332 No retroactive effect