The Eighth Edition of Copyright Law
is the the first in the field to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of the Statute of Anne. Copyright Law provides a short introduction to each chapter comparing current provisions of U.S. law with relevant aspects of the first Anglo-American copyright act. Organized in a straightforward way and dealing comprehensively with technology and the globalization of copyright law, notable features of the Eighth Edition include:All recent enactments are covered, along with treatment of current legislative topics such as The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property (""PRO-IP"") Act of 2008; The Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2008; and The Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009.
The annually revised cumulative supplement for Copyright Law includes the following material:
Part One contains the Copyright Clause of the U.S. Constitution, the current version of Title 17, the Copyright Act of 1909, and references to related material;
Part Two provides a rich assortment of international materials, including the Berne Convention and the Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988, NAFTA, GATT / TRIPS, the treaty texts adopted by the World Intellectual Property Organization in December 1996, and the European Union Internet Copyright Directive;
Part Three collects excerpted legislative histories of interest to teachers and students of modern copyright law;
Part Four is reserved for textual updates and new case law developments; and
Part Five contains a Cumulative Bibliography of important secondary materials on copyright (and related bodies of law).