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Copyright Basics for Students


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