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Kathryn A. Martin Library

WRIT 3180: Honors Advanced Writing

Spring 2020

What is copyright?

Copyright is the area of law that deals with creation,
ownership, sale, and use of creative and expressive works.

Copyright is intended to protect the interests of authors and inventors for a limited period of time, after which the public can benefit from the use and distribution of their creative work. Exclusive right to their work in turn will encourage the continued creation and dissemination of works for the betterment of society. What is Copy Right - Use of Copyrighted Material Legal Utilization of Copyrighted Content or Material


Copyright Status Flowchart

Links to understanding copyright

Copyright Basics: Crash Course Intellectual Property 2 | Youtube Video

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