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#Copyright Law

The Congress shall have Power… To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.
– The Copyright Clause. Article I Section 8 Clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution

Copyright is a body of law that protects the intellectual property you create when you make a piece of artwork or writing – including a musical composition or photograph. It does not protect the physical recording, writing, or photograph. Rather, it protects the expression embodied in the work from unauthorized use or copying. The sections linked below provide an overview of copyright law in the United States.

Obtaining A Copyright

Benefits of Copyright Protection

Copyright Enforcement

Using Others’ Copyrighted Content

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