The Understanding Series titles are treatises on a specific area of law. They provide an in-depth discussion of the area of law and could be called paperback hornbooks. The primary focus of this comprehensive text is on the Copyright Act of 1976 and the developing case law in our digital age and networked environment. Copyright law is presented in its institutional, economic and historical contexts. Its relationship with other areas of intellectual property law is explored. The Third Edition of Understanding Copyright Law explores the latest statutory changes, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and the Sonny Bono Term Extension Act recently passed by Congress. This highly effective text provides students with the necessary background and current doctrine to analyze copyright problems properly.