What is copyright?
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.
Copyright protection exits from the moment a work is fixed in a tangible form of expression (examples: CD, DVD, a scrap sheet of paper). It is the right granted by law to an author or creator to control the use of the work created. This allows the owner of the copyrighted material to:
What is protected?
The following are protected under the copyright act, section 102:
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