LII Collection: United States Code
We provide an overview
document which discusses what the Code is, and various ways in which
one can make sure of having up-to-date information.
Extent and currency:
Our collection contains the entire US Code as published on CD-ROM and distributed
via the GPO. The effective date of this version is January 16, 1996.
CD-ROM prepared and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel
of the House of Representatives. It contains the laws in force on January 16, 1996.
Direct (pinpoint) linking to particular titles and
We employ a simple scheme using title and section numbers added to the
Under this scheme Title 14 section 186 would be:
of search form:
Users have the option of searching the entire code, or a single title (we
encourage the latter). The search page for the entire code is located
An individual title may be searched from one of the 50 pages having the
where XX is the number of the particular title, eg.
To search a particular title of the US Code for a term or terms use the
and then the title and the term or terms, eg.:
to search Title 12 for the words 'issuer' or 'mortgage'. You can
also omit the title number if you want to search the entire code, eg.:
searches the entire Code.
Interesting uses of this collection:
Many, many companies and industry
associations link to laws of particular interest to them. Some examples:
Others have discovered the
text of the Copyright Act in Title 17 and are pointing to that:
Conditions for use:
The text, being a U.S. government document, is public domain and may be
freely copied and retransmitted. Copyright in the underlying marked up html files which implement the hypertext features
of this World Wide Web version of the U.S. Code is held by Cornell University. Distribution of this version on the Internet,
does not constitute consent to any use of the underlying hypertext markup for commercial redistribution either via the Internet
or using some other form of hypertext distribution.