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On 1 January 1978 a new copyright law for the United States went into effect. A major spur to the drafting of the new law was the need to devise legal solutions for problems generated by new technologies, for example, those arising from ubiquitous xerographic copying and the ease with which broadcasts can be pirated on tape. The new law also had to bring U.S. copyright law into line with international conventions. Sections of the new law covering copyright of journals and their contents are not radically different from those of the old law, but they do make clear that
To Our Authors: New Procedure for Copyright. Ann Intern Med. ;88:124. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-1-124_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(1):124.
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