This book offers a compact yet comprehensive and up-to-date overview of U.S. copyright law in an uncluttered and readable format. It covers topics including:
- The fundamental concepts of originality, authorship, and infringement
- The highly technical rules governing digital phonorecord deliveries and digital public performance rights in sound recordings
- The safe harbor provisions that limit the liability of Internet service providers
- The anti-circumvention and copyright management information provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
The evolving doctrines of fair use and contributory liability are also given thorough attention.