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Major Treatises by Topic

This guide lists major legal treatises, handbooks, hornbooks and guides by topic. It also lists important current awareness and reporting services for each topic.

Multi-Volume Treatises

Howard B. Abrams, Law of Copyright (2003-date). Westlaw . (CWRU Law Users Only). (2 volumes).

Paul Goldstein, Goldstein on Copyright (3d ed., 2005-date). Print: KF2994.G65 2005. IntelliConnect.  (CWRU Users Only). (4 volumes).

Melville B. Nimmer & David Nimmer, Nimmer on Copyright: A Treatise on the Law of Literary, Musical and Artistic property, and the Protection of Ideas (Rev. ed., 1978-date). Print: KF2991.5.N5. Lexis Advance. (CWRU Law Users Only). (10 volumes).

William F. Patry, Patry on Copyright (2006-date). Print: KF2991.5.P38 2006. Westlaw . (CWRU Law Users Only). (8 volumes).

Mark A. Fischer, E. Gabriel Perle, & John Taylor Williams, Perle, Williams & Fischer on Publishing Law,  ([4th] ed., 2016)  IntelliConnect.  (CWRU Users Only). (2 volumes). 

Single-Volume Treatises/Hornbooks

Robert W. Clarida, Copyright Law Deskbook (2d ed., 2016).  Bloomberg Law. (CWRU Law Users Only).

Bruce P. Keller, Jeffrey P. Cunard,  Copyright Law: A Practitioner's Guide ((2010-date).  Bloomberg Law. (CWRU Law Users Only).

Bethany Klein, Understanding Copyright: Intellectual Property in the Digital Age (2015).  Ebook Central (EBC). (eBook). (CWRU Users Only).

Mary LaFrance, Copyright Law in a Nutshell (3d ed., 2017).  West Academic Study Aids.  (eBook) (CWRU Law Users Only).

Marshall A. Leaffer, Understanding Copyright Law (6th ed., 2014).   LexisNexis Digital. (eBook) (CWRU Law Users Only).

Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity (2004). Print: KF2979.L47 2004.

Roger E. Schechter & John R. Thomas, Principles of Copyright Law (2010). Print: KF2994 .S34 2010.  West Academic Study Aids. (eBook) (CWRU Law Users Only).

Current Awareness & Looseleaf Services

Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (Frequency: Weekly). Bloomberg BNA. (CWRU Law Users Only). 

Copyright Law Reporter (CCH) (Frequency: Monthly). IntelliConnect. Westlaw. (CWRU Law Users Only).