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Copyright

What is a copyright?  
Copyright is a form of protection for "original forms of authorship," including tangible forms of music, literature, pictures, sculptures,
movies, audiovisuals, sound recording and architectural works.  A copyright owner has the exclusive rights to:

  •  reproduce the work in copies or phonorecords;

  •  make derivative works based upon the original work;

  •  sell or rent copies or phonorecords of the work to the public; and

  •  perform or display the work publicly;

While copyright may be secured by creation of the work, we will register your copyright, with the US Copyright Office, so the public
has notice of your copyright.  For works created after 1977, copyright lasts for the lifetime of the author plus an additional 70 years.




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