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Copyright law legal analysis of works made for hire by Douglas Reid Weimer

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • Copyright -- United States

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StatementDouglas Reid Weimer
SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1990, reel 2, fr. 0204
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
Pagination13 p.
Number of Pages13
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15172522M

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