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Copyright Law for Students and Faculty: Fair Use and T.E.A.C.H
This guide and the linked resources will help you gain a better understanding of copyright law and in particular of two provisions that are especially relevant to academic work: fair use and the T.E.A.C.H. Act.[Ken Hirsh, Director of the Law Library and Information Technology
Pre-1870 Copyright Records
This is a guide to pre-1870 copyright records that never made it to the Library of Congress, many of which were generally assumed lost (even though they mostly ended up at the National Archives).
Until mid-1870, copyright registration duties were handled by the local U.S. District Court of the author or proprietor, while the work itself was deposited with the Department of State (until 1846), Library of Congress (1846-1859, 1865-1870), Smithsonian Institution (concurrently 1846-1859), and Patent Office (1859-1865, 1865-1870 concurrently). In 1870 all copyright responsibilities were centralized in the Library of Congress.[Guide Description]