Copyright Holders have exclusive rights to the following:
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What is Copyright?
Copyright is a means of protecting intellectual property. Its purpose was to promote creativity and invention by protecting the rights of artists, inventors, writers, and anyone creating original works. As stated in the Constitution:
"The Congress shall have Power ... To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."
Title 17 of the United States Code contains the laws pertaining to Copyright in the United States.
What can be Copyrighted?
The following works are subject to copyright:
Works that CANNOT be copyrighted include: