This article is from the Copyright Law FAQ, by Terry Carroll with numerous contributions by others.
Citations to legal materials can be intimidating when first encountered.
The purpose of this entry is to provide a short description of the legal
citations used in this article to reduce that intimidation. It's not
intended as a be-all and end-all to legal research, but just a way of
letting you find the sources that are cited in this FAQ if you head to a
law library. If you don't care about looking up any of the legal
materials cited in this FAQ, you can skip this entry. On the other hand,
if you find this interesting and would like more information, I recommend
Mark Eckenwiler's Legal Research FAQ. This FAQ is archived at
rtfm.mit.edu, directory /pub/usenet/news/answers/law/research, files
part1 and part2. If you do not have direct access by FTP, you can obtain
a copy via email: send a message to email@example.com with the
following lines in it:
Questions regarding the Legal Research FAQ should be directed to Mark at