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Lecture 3: Copyright applied to Music, Computers; Napster®; Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

Lecture 3: Copyright applied to Music, Computers; Napster®; Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

This video was recorded at MIT 6.912 Introduction to Copyright Law - January (IAP) 2006. Go to LexisNexis®, "Legal Research," then "Federal Code," and finally "Guided Search." (That will take you to this form.) Search for "17 uscs" in "Cite." This will pull up the entire Copyright Act. Alternately, you can use the U. S. Copyright Office's file: (PDF - 3 MB). Read the following sections of the statute. (If the section seems to go on and on, just read the first few subsections. You may find it helpful to look back at the definitions in section 101.) 106 (Core Rights) 106A (Limited Moral Rights) 107 (Fair Use) 109 (First Sale) 110 (Exempt Performances) 115 Only Read Subsections (a) and (b) (Musical "Covers") 117 (Computer Programs) 302 (Duration of Copyright) 401 (Copyright Notice) 411 (Registration) 504 (Damages for Infringement) 506 (Criminal Violations, including LaMacchia Law)

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