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U.S. Copyright Office
THE authoritative website; after all this office Registers copyrights.
American Library Association
This website is a product of the oldest and largest library association in the United States.
Copyright Clearance Center
CCC is both a copyright information source and a comprehensive copyright permission service.
Read about some of the basics before going to the website.
A history in brief of important copyright developments in the U.S. from www.loc.gov. There’s a little bit of a statutory law perspective.
A more detailed history of copyright from www.arl.org. Here there’s a little bit of a case law perspective.
Copyright and Fair Use: Stanford University Libraries
This excellent website is thorough and well-designed. Curated by a copyright lawyer, it features briefs of a host of legal cases and related articles.