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Chapter 9. Property Protection: Copyrigh... > The Value of a Copyright, and How to...

The Value of a Copyright, and How to Initiate It

A copyright is the legal right granted to an author, composer, playwright, publisher, or distributor to exclusive publication, production, sale, or distribution of a literary, musical, dramatic, or artistic work.[1]

[1] As defined by http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=copyright.

The values of establishing a copyright, aside from simply protecting the expression of an idea, are several. These values are listed here and are exactly noted (and referenced from) the United States Copyright Office. Subject[2] to Sections 107 through 122, the owner of copyright under this title has the exclusive rights to do and to authorize any of the following:

[2] For further details, please reference http://www.Copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html.


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