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Copyrights

What is a Copyright?

Copyright is a type of intellectual property that protects original works of authorship as soon as an author fixes the work in a tangible form of expression

Works that can be Copyrighted

  • Literary Works

  • Musical Works

  • Dramatic Works

  • Pantomimes and Choreographic Works

  • Pictorial, Graphic, and Sculptural Works

  • Motion Pictures and Audiovisual Works

  • Sound recordings

  • Architectural Works

U.S. Exclusive Rights of Copyright 2

  • Derivative Work Right

    • Authors have the right to adapt the copyrighted work​

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  • Public Performance Right

    • The author has the exclusive right to perform the copyrighted work publicly​

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  • Digital Audio Transmission Right

    • Allows the owner exclusive right to limit the public performance of certain digitally transmitted sound recordings​

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  • Reproduction Rights

    • The author gets exclusive rights to reproduce the work in any manner

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  • Distribution Right

    • Allows the author to control the initial public distribution of the copyrighted work​

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  • Public Display Right

    • Allows the owner exclusive right to display the copyrighted work​