Appendix 13 Copyright

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Appendix 13: Copyright8


Definitions of Copyright

Copyright is the set of exclusive rights granted to the author or creator of an original work, including the right to copy, distribute and adapt the work. These rights can be licensed, transferred and/or assigned. Copyright lasts for a certain time period after which the work is said to enter the public domain. Copyright applies to a wide range of works that are substantive and fixed in a medium. Some jurisdictions also recognize "moral rights" of the creator of a work, such as the right to be credited for the work. Copyright is described under the umbrella term intellectual property along with patents and trademarks.*



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. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works.

Wikipedia goes into more detail about copyright law in countries outside the United States and International Copyright Law if you want to discuss this further.



Exclusive rights granted by Copyright Law


The right to reproduce the work in copies;


the right to prepare derivative works based upon the work;


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


the right to perform the work publicly in case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audio visual works


the right to display the work publicly, in 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 audio" visual work;



Works covered under Copyright Law


literary works


musical works, including any accompanying words


dramatic works, including any accompanying music


pantomimes and choreographic works


pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works


motion pictures and other audiovisual works sound recordings


architectural works