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Note: American laws and amendments passed prior to 1909 have no bearing on the copyright status of any work which enjoys copyright status now.  These laws and amendments are not reproduced on this web site.  To retrieve the copyright laws of 1909, 1947 and 1976 (each of which was a thorough replacement of the previous Act), go to the main page of law.copyrightdata.com.]

Amendments to the 1909 Act
[Note: The 1909 Act was Public Law 60-349 (March 4, 1909) • 35 Stat. 1075]
Public Law 62-303 (August 24, 1912)   •   37 Stat. 488
Public Law 62-405 (March 2, 1913)   •   37 Stat. 724
Public Law 63-78 (March 28, 1914)   •   38 Stat. 311
Public Law 66-102 (December 18, 1919)   •   41 Stat. 368
Public Law 69-464 (July 3, 1926)   •   44 Stat. 818
Public Law 70-478 (May 23, 1928)   •   45 Stat. 713
Public Law 75-421 (January 27, 1938)   •   52 Stat. 6
Public Law 76-244 (July 31, 1939)   •   53 Stat. 1142
Public Law 76-434 (March 15, 1940)   •   54 Stat. 51
Public Law 76-450 (April 11, 1940)   •   54 Stat. 106
Public Law 77-258 (September 25, 1941)   •   55 Stat. 732
Rules Adopted by the Supreme Court
Labels Rule (1874, co-existed with 1909 Act until 1939 amendment)
Note: Slight changes were introduced to the copyright law when it was codified as Title 17 effective December 7, 1925; to see what these changes were, examine the “1909-1947 chart” available from the main law.copyrightdata.com page
 
Amendments to the 1947 Act
[Note: The 1947 Act was Public Law 80-281 (July 30, 1947) • 61 Stat. 652]
Public Law 80-501 (April 27, 1948)   •   62 Stat. 202
Public Law 80-773 (June 25, 1948)   •   62 Stat. 869,1009
Public Law 81-84 (June 3, 1949)   •   63 Stat. 153
Public Law 82-248 (October 31, 1951)   •   65 Stat. 710, 717
Public Law 82-575 (July 17, 1952)   •   66 Stat. 752
Public Law 83-331 (April 13, 1954)   •   68 Stat. 52
Public Law 83-743 (August 31, 1954)   •   68 Stat. 1030
Public Law 84-452 (March 29, 1956)   •   70 Stat. 63
Public Law 85-313 (September 7, 1957)   •   71 Stat. 633
Public Law 87-646 (September 7, 1962)   •   76 Stat. 442, 446
Public Law 87-668 (September 19, 1962)   •   76 Stat. 555
Public Law 87-846 (October 22, 1962)   •   76 Stat. 1107, 1116
Public Law 89-142 (August 28, 1965)   •   79 Stat. 581
Public Law 89-297 (October 27, 1965)   •   79 Stat. 1072
Public Law 90-141 (November 16, 1967)   •   81 Stat. 464
Public Law 90-416 (July 23, 1968)   •   82 Stat. 397
Public Law 91-147 (December 16, 1969)   •   83 Stat. 360
Public Law 91-555 (December 17, 1970)   •   84 Stat. 1441
Public Law 92-140 (October 15, 1971)   •   85 Stat. 391
Public Law 92-170 (November 24, 1971)   •   85 Stat. 490
Private Law 92-60 (December 15, 1971)   •   85 Stat. 857
Public Law 92-566 (October 25, 1972)   •   86 Stat. 1181
Public Law 93-573 (December 31, 1974)   •   88 Stat. 1873
 
Amendments to the 1976 Act
[Note: The 1976 Act was Public Law 94-553 (October 19, 1976) • 90 Stat. 2541]
Public Law 95-27 (May 4, 1977)   •   91 Stat. 115
Public Law 95-94 (August 5, 1977)   •   91 Stat. 653, 682
Public Law 95-598 (November 6, 1978)   •   92 Stat. 2549, 2676
Public Law 96-517 (December 12, 1980)   •   94 Stat. 3015, 3028
Public Law 97-180 (May 24, 1982)   •   96 Stat. 91, 93
Public Law 97-215 (July 18, 1982)   •   96 Stat. 178
Public Law 97-366 (October 25, 1982)  •   96 Stat. 1759
Public Law 98-450 (October 4, 1984)   •   98 Stat. 1727
Public Law 98-620 (November 8, 1984)  •   98 Stat. 3335, 3347
Public Law 99-397 (August 27, 1986)   •   100 Stat. 848
Public Law 100-159 (November 9, 1987)   •   101 Stat. 899
Public Law 100-506 (October 18, 1988)   •   102 Stat. 2538
Public Law 100-568 (October 31, 1988)  •   102 Stat. 2853
Public Law 100-617 (November 5, 1988)   •   102 Stat. 3194
Public Law 100-618 (November 5, 1988)   •   102 Stat. 3195
Public Law 100-667 (November 16, 1988)  •   102 Stat. 3935, 3949
Public Law 100-702 (November 19, 1988)   •   102 Stat. 4642, 4672
Public Law 101-318 (July 3, 1990)   •   104 Stat. 287
Public Law 101-319 (July 3, 1990)   •   104 Stat. 290
Public Law 101-553 (November 15, 1990)   •   104 Stat. 2749
Public Law 101-650 (December 1, 1990)   •   104 Stat. 5089, 5128
Public Law 102-64 (June 28, 1991)   •   105 Stat. 320
Public Law 102-307 (June 26, 1992)  •   106 Stat. 264
Public Law 102-492 (October 24, 1992)   •   106 Stat. 3145
Public Law 102-563 (October 28, 1992)   •   106 Stat. 4237
Public Law 103-182 (December 8, 1993)   •   107 Stat. 2057, 2114
Public Law 103-198 (December 17, 1993)   •   107 Stat. 2304
Public Law 103-369 (October 18, 1994)   •   108 Stat. 3477
Public Law 103-416 (October 25, 1994)   •   108 Stat. 4305
Public Law 103-465 (December 8, 1994)   •   108 Stat. 4809, 4973
Public Law 104-39 (November 1, 1995)   •   109 Stat. 336
Public Law 104-153 (July 2, 1996)   •   110 Stat. 1386, 1388
Public Law 104-197 (September 16, 1996)   •   110 Stat. 2394, 2416
Public Law 105-80 (November 13, 1997)   •   111 Stat. 1529
Public Law 105-147 (December 16, 1997)   •   111 Stat. 2678
Public Law 105-298 (October 27, 1998)   •   112 Stat. 2827
Public Law 105-304 (October 28, 1998)   •   112 Stat. 2860
Public Law 106-44 (August 9, 1999)   •   113 Stat. 221
Public Law 106-113 (November 29, 1999)   •   113 Stat. 1501
Public Law 106-160 (December 9, 1999)   •   113 Stat. 1774
Public Law 106-379 (October 27, 2000)   •   114 Stat. 1444
Public Law 107-273 (November 2, 2002)   •   116 Stat. 1758, 1901
Public Law 107-321 (December 4, 2002)   •   116 Stat. 2780
Public Law 108-419 (November 30, 2004)   •   118 Stat. 2341
Public Law 108-446 (December 3, 2004)   •   118 Stat. 2647
Public Law 108-447 (December 8, 2004)   •   118 Stat. 2809
Public Law 108-482 (December 23, 2004)   •   118 Stat. 3912, 3916
Public Law 109-9 (April 27, 2005)   •   119 Stat. 218
Public Law 109-303 (October 6, 2006)   •   119 Stat. 1478
Public Law 110-403 (October 13, 2008)   •   (Stat. pg. forthcoming)
Public Law 110-434 (October 16, 2008)   •   (Stat. pg. forthcoming)
Public Law 110-435 (October 16, 2008)   •   (Stat. pg. forthcoming)

 

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Alternative Names for Enactments
Many enactments have formal names apart from their numbers.  This list cross-references those names to the selections given above.

Piracy and Counterfeiting Amendments Act of 1982 See Pub. L. No. 97-180 (May 24, 1982) • 96 Stat. 91
Record Rental Amendment of 1984 See Pub. L. No. 98-450 (October 4, 1984) • 98 Stat. 1727
Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984 See Pub. L. No. 98-620 (November 8, 1984) • 98 Stat. 3335
Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988 See Pub. L. No. 100-568 (October 31, 1988) • 102 Stat. 2853
Satellite Home Viewer Act of 1988 See Pub. L. No. 100-667 (November 16, 1988) • 102 Stat. 3935
Copyright Fees and Technical Amendments Act of 1989 See Pub. L. No. 101-318 (July 3, 1990) • 104 Stat. 287
Copyright Royalty Tribunal Reform and Miscellaneous Pay Act of 1989 See Pub. L. No. 101-319 (July 3, 1990) • 104 Stat. 290
Copyright Remedy Clarification Act See Pub. L. No. 101-553 (November 15, 1990) • 104 Stat. 2749
Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 See Pub. L. No. 101-650 (December 1, 1990) • 104 Stat. 5089
Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act See Pub. L. No. 101-650 (December 1, 1990) • 104 Stat. 5089
Computer Software Rental Amendments Act of 1990 See Pub. L. No. 101-650 (December 1, 1990) • 104 Stat 5089
Semiconductor International Protection Extension Act of 1991 See Pub. L. No. 102-64 (June 28, 1991) • 105 Stat. 320
Copyright Amendments Act of 1992 See Pub. L. No. 102-307 (June 26, 1992) • 106 Stat. 264
Copyright Renewal Act of 1992 See Pub. L. No. 102-307 (June 26, 1992) • 106 Stat. 264
Audio Home Recording Act of 1992 See Pub. L. No. 102-563 (October 28, 1992) • 106 Stat. 4237
North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act See Pub. L. No. 103-182 (December 8, 1993) • 107 Stat. 2057
Copyright Royalty Tribunal Reform Act of 1993 See Pub. L. No. 103-198 (December 17, 1993) • 107 Stat. 2304
Satellite Home Viewer Act of 1994 See Pub. L. No. 103-369 (October 18, 1994) • 108 Stat. 3477
Uruguay Round Agreements Act See Pub. L. No. 103-465 (December 8, 1994) • 108 Stat. 4809
Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act of 1995 See Pub. L. No. 104-39 (November 1, 1995) • 109 Stat. 336
Anticounterfeiting Consumer Protection Act of 1996 See Pub. L. No. 104-153 (July 2, 1996) • 110 Stat. 1386
No Electronic Theft (NET) Act See Pub. L. No. 105-147 (December 16, 1997) • 111 Stat. 2678
Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act See Pub. L. No. 105-298 (October 27, 1998) • 112 Stat. 2827
Fairness in Music Licensing Act of 1998 See Pub. L. No. 105-298 (October 27, 1998) • 112 Stat. 2827
Digital Millennium Copyright Act See Pub. L. No. 105-304 (October 28, 1998) • 112 Stat. 2860
WIPO Copyright and Performances and Phonograms Treaties Implementation Act of 1998 See Pub. L. No. 105-304 (October 28, 1998) • 112 Stat. 2860
Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act See Pub. L. No. 105-304 (October 28, 1998) • 112 Stat. 2860
Computer Maintenance Competition Assurance Act See Pub. L. No. 105-304 (October 28, 1998) • 112 Stat. 2860
Vessel Hull Design Protection Act See Pub. L. No. 105-304 (October 28, 1998) • 112 Stat. 2860
Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act of 1999 See Pub. L. No. 106-113 (November 29, 1999) • 113 Stat. 1501
Digital Theft Deterrence and Copyright Damages Improvement Act of 1999 See Pub. L. No. 106-160 (December 9, 1999) • 113 Stat 1774
Work Made for Hire and Copyright Corrections Act of 2000 See Pub. L. No. 106-379 (October 27, 2000) • 114 Stat. 1444
Intellectual Property and High Technology Technical Amendments Act of 2002 See Pub. L. No. 107-273 (November 2, 2002) • 116 Stat. 1758
Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act of 2002 See Pub. L. No. 107-273 (November 2, 2002) • 116 Stat. 1758
Small Webcaster Settlement Act of 2002 See Pub. L. No. 107-321 (December 4, 2002) • 116 Stat. 2780
Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004 See Pub. L. No. 108-419 (November 30, 2004) • 118 Stat. 2341
Intellectual Property Protection and Courts Amendments Act of 2004 See Pub. L. No. 108-482 (December 23, 2004) • 118 Stat. 3912, 3916
Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005 See Pub. L. No. 109-9 (April 27, 2005) • 119 Stat. 218
Copyright Royalty Judges Program Technical Corrections Act See Pub. L. No. 109-303 (October 6, 2006) • 119 Stat. 1478
Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 See Pub. L. No. 110-403 (October 13, 2008)
Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2008 See Pub. L. No. 110-434 (October 16, 2008)
Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008 See Pub. L. No. 110-435 (October 16, 2008)

 

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