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Copyright Act Basics and FAQ

Published on: 8/11/2014
Topic: Copyright And Plagiarism
Copyright is a legal protection provided by the U.S. law (title 17) to the authors of “original works of authorship”, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. Copyright law protects both published & unpublished works provided you may prove that you are the original author of work/content.


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What Is Copyright?

Section 106 of Copyright Act gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to authorize others to do the following:

- reproduce the work in copies or phonorecords;

- prepare derivative works based upon the work;

- distribute copies or phonorecords of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;

- perform the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works;

- display the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual work;

- perform the work publicly, in the case of sound recordings, by means of a digital audio transmission;

Please note that Copyright protects the particular way authors/owners have expressed themselves. It does not extend to any ideas, systems, or factual information conveyed in a work that’s where Fair Use doctrine comes into picture.


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