how do you cite nimmer on copyright?

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how do you cite nimmer on copyright?

Postby Anomaly » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:30 am

Is it just:

Melville B. Nimmer, Nimmer on Copyright, §8D.06[A][2]

or just: Nimmer on Copyright, §8D.06[A][2]

Thanks.

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Re: how do you cite nimmer on copyright?

Postby Cupidity » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:53 am

Anomaly wrote: Nimmer on Copyright, §8D.06[A][2]



But I could be wrong.

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Re: how do you cite nimmer on copyright?

Postby 03121202698008 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:07 am

Look in the bluebook. It's like any book but the page cite will be §8D.06, at page XX. Nimmer may no longer be the editor. Many of the old guys have died.

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Re: how do you cite nimmer on copyright?

Postby Black-Blue » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:00 am

Melville B. Nimmer, Nimmer on Copyright, §8D.06[A][2]

Even if the author's name is in the title, you still put the author name in front of the title.

Also, since Nimmer is organized by section numbers, you don't cite page numbers, but the section number.

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Re: how do you cite nimmer on copyright?

Postby Cupidity » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:06 am

Black-Blue wrote:Melville B. Nimmer, Nimmer on Copyright, §8D.06[A][2]

Even if the author's name is in the title, you still put the author name in front of the title.

Also, since Nimmer is organized by section numbers, you don't cite page numbers, but the section number.


I think Nimmer may actually be a special rule, like the way you cite Black's differently than a standard dictionary.

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Re: how do you cite nimmer on copyright?

Postby 03121202698008 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:09 am

Cupidity wrote:
Black-Blue wrote:Melville B. Nimmer, Nimmer on Copyright, §8D.06[A][2]

Even if the author's name is in the title, you still put the author name in front of the title.

Also, since Nimmer is organized by section numbers, you don't cite page numbers, but the section number.


I think Nimmer may actually be a special rule, like the way you cite Black's differently than a standard dictionary.


It's not. It's a treatise, like Prosser & Keeton on Torts and a million others. While it's widely cited, the BB doesn't treat different based upon how much its used or how reliable it is. Dictionaries are different because we don't care which 1,200 people edited them.

http://www.lhup.edu/dcampbel/AmLawCites.html wrote:Multivolume set of legal treatises

Put volume number followed by a space at very beginning.

2 Melville B. Nimmer & David Nimmer, Nimmer on Copyright § 7.26 (1992)


Although, while not required...the page number should be supplied as permitted.

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Re: how do you cite nimmer on copyright?

Postby Cupidity » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:23 am

Upon further review, blowhard is right. I was an RA for a Copyright Prof., and it appears that her method of citing Nimmer in her papers was idiosyncratic.

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Re: how do you cite nimmer on copyright?

Postby 03121202698008 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:28 pm

Cupidity wrote:Upon further review, blowhard is right. I was an RA for a Copyright Prof., and it appears that her method of citing Nimmer in her papers was idiosyncratic.


If there is one thing I learned on LR, its that profs suck at bluebooking and simply don't care. It all gets fixed on our end during citechecking. Hell, I'd be happy to get the correct book, §, and page number.




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