Copyright Laws

  • Copyright is a form of protection provided by U.S. law to authors of “original works of authorship” from the time the works are created in a fixed form. This circular provides an overview of basic facts about copyright and copyright registration with the U.S. Copyright Office.

    It covers

    • Works eligible for protection

    • Rights of copyright owners

    • Who can claim copyright

    • Duration of copyright


    Copyright Basics for Students