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WHAT IS COPYRIGHT? 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 This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. Section 106 of the  1976 Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to do and to authorize others to  do the following:  To reproduce  the work in copies or phonorecords; To prepare  derivative works  based upon the work; To distribute copies or phonorecords  of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of  ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending; To perform the work publicly,  in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works,  pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works;
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2011 for the course ITCS 3112 taught by Professor Ali during the Spring '11 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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