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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 This protection is available to both published and unpublished works.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... (U.S. Copyright Office)
  • Copyright Basics
  • Forms
    Forms for applying for a copyright.
  • Factsheets & Circulars
    Circulars and factsheets below provide basic information about registration, fees, compulsory licenses, and other aspects of the copyright process.

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