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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

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to Case Law Users Only.

Howard B. Abrams, Law of Copyright (2003-date). Online:  Westlaw.  (2 volumes).

Paul Goldstein, Goldstein on Copyright (3d ed., 2005-date). Print: KF2994.G65 2005. (4 volumes) (last updated 2018).

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: Law Reserve KF2991.5.N5.  Ebooks: Lexis.  (10 volumes).

William F. Patry, Patry on Copyright (2006-date). Print: Law Reserve KF2991.5.P38 2006. (last updated 2015). Ebooks: Westlaw.  (8 volumes).


Single-Volume Treatises/Hornbooks

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to Case Law Users Only.

Howard B. Abrams and Tyler T. Ochoa, The Law of Copyright (2018). Ebook: Westlaw.  

Robert W. Clarida, Copyright Law Deskbook (2d ed., 2016). Ebook:  Bloomberg Law.  

Raymond J. Dowd, Copyright Litigation Handbook (2018-2019).  Ebook:  Westlaw.  

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

Mary LaFrance, Copyright Law in a Nutshell (3d ed., 2017).   Ebook:  West Academic Study Aids.  

Marshall A. Leaffer, Understanding Copyright Law (7th ed., 2019).   Ebook:  LexisNexis Study Aids.  

Lawrence Lessig, Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy (2008). Print: Law Library Stacks KF3020 .L47 2008.

Roger E. Schechter and John R. Thomas, Principles of Copyright Law (2010). Print: Law Reserve KF2994 .S34 2010.  Ebook:  West Academic Study Aids.

Current Awareness & Looseleaf Services

Ebooks and Online Resources accessible to Case Law Users Only.

ABA Copyrights Law. ABA Law 

Bloomberg IP Law Journal (Frequency: Weekly).Online: Bloomberg Law. 

Copyright Law Reporter (CCH) (Frequency: Monthly). Online: Westlaw.